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A 34-year-old female asked:

Frequently i have urge to prick the skin of my thumb nail bed by pressing it against hard surface or the nail tip of my index finger.i dont stop till i feel releif when it causes pain.lately i notice this area is discoloured.still cant stop doing it?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Self Pain: One POSSIBILITY is that this is as form of OCD. As long as your doc says all is well medically, consider seeing a clinical psychologists who specializes in anxiety disorders such as OCD. Peace and good health.
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