A 44-year-old member asked:
what makes the finger nail pull away from the base?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilites: Several things could cause nails to fall out from the base including some chemotherapy medications, trauma, and fungal nail infections.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
What nutrient deficiency can cause "dots" on the middle of the finger nails?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Its Not Proven: It used to be said that the white spots on nails were due to a calcium deficiency but no studies have born this out.
6226 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 40-year-old member asked:
Stiches are out index finger still swollen three weeks later still cannot bend finger?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 14 years experience
See doctor.: Could be a couple of things: 1. The finger is healing properly, but it became stiff from immobilization, talk with your doctor about range of motion exercises. 2.The swelling is due to infection (but usually also have pain). 3. The laceration on the finger involved a tendon, which is a more serious injury. Bottom line, see your doctor about this.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
My middle finger inpinges when I clench, whats, up?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Trigger finger: Sounds like you have trigger finger. It is caused by inflammation involving the tendon and the tendon sheath of your finger. Your finger may get stuck in a bent position and then pops open like a trigger being pulled and released. You should avoid repetitive clenching. May want to take otc nsaids and soak it in warm water. If it's severe, you should see a doctor. Steroid injection often help.
6092 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Black discolored right middle finger?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 43 years experience
Nail: If you are talking about a nail, it may be due to trauma where blood gets under the nail. It gets better on its own. If it is pure black, it many be a melanoma which is a very dangerous cancer. See a dermatologist.
6048 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 39-year-old member asked:
What is it called when the side of your finger near the nail is inflamed or it hurts?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Fingernail infection: This is most commonly referred to as a paronychia. It is often caused by an "ingrown nail" and my be complicated by bacterial or viral infection. Occasionally this may require surgical treatment.
6040 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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