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A 44-year-old member asked:

what makes the finger nail pull away from the base?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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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What nutrient deficiency can cause "dots" on the middle of the finger nails?

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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.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Stiches are out index finger still swollen three weeks later still cannot bend finger?

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A 54-year-old member asked:

My middle finger inpinges when I clench, whats, up?

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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.
A member asked:

Black discolored right middle finger?

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Dr. Robert Peppercorn
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.
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Dermatology 25 years experience
Any new discoloration of a nail should due evaluated by someone comfortable with nail pathology. I am biased but a dermatologist would really be the best trained person to evaluate your condition.
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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 answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Otto Placik
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.

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