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Anyone know what this brown line growing on my fingernail could be?

Anyone know what this brown line growing on my fingernail could be?

Melanonychia: Longitudinal melanonychia may be a sign of subungual melanoma (acral lentiginous melanoma), although there are other diagnosis such as chronic paronychia, onychomycosis, subungual hematoma, pyogenic granuloma, glomus tumour, subungual verruca, mucous cyst, subungual fibroma, keratoacanthoma, carcinoma of the nail bed, and subungual exostosis. ...Read more

Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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Could you tell me if my fingernail broke a little on the side would it grow back?

Could you tell me if my fingernail broke a little on the side would it grow back?

Fingernails: Yes. Fingernails are dead protein material which grows out from the proximal nail fold or cuticle area. The production of the nail unit is extremely complicated and it is a matter of skin growth and the physics of pressures related in the nail. If you have continued problems, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What could cause a brown vertical line and horizontal ridges on one side of only one fingernail?

What could cause a brown vertical line and horizontal ridges on one side of only one fingernail?

More info needed: Sounds like you damaged the nail bed at some point in time. Could also be fungal. Can you re-ask your question and attach a picture???? ...Read more

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I broke part of my fingernail. Will it grow back?

I broke part of my fingernail. Will it grow back?

Most likely: Fingernails tend to heal completely, if the nail matrix (where the nail plate is formed at the base) is not compromised. Nails tend to grow at a slow rate however, so patience is a virtue! ...Read more

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How long should it take for a fingernail to grow?

How long should it take for a fingernail to grow?

3-6 months: It depends on the person, but the average time is 3-6 months. A toenail takes about double the time. ...Read more

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Is it normal that a fingernail does not grow back?

Grow slow: Fingernails should grow back but may grow more slowly than you might expect. Give it a little bit and if it doesn't then see a physician. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why do fingernails twist as they grow and cause pain?

Why do fingernails twist as they grow and cause pain?

Fingernail problem: There are many reasons for the deformation of the fingernails. Among these are some very important systemic diseases. Many facets of fingernail growth are assessed by dermatologist when she or he he looks at them. See a dermatologist now. No excuses. ...Read more

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How long would it take for a torn fingernail to grow back?

Let me explain: It take about 3 month to grow the nail back. ...Read more

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Can exercise make your fingernails grow fasterat all young age?

Can exercise make your fingernails grow fasterat all young age?

Only if: Exercise improves your health in the long run. Exercise itself won't speed up nail growth. Nail growth rates are very much dependent on your overall health and nutritional status. ...Read more

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After you cut your fingernails, how come they always have to grow back?

After you cut your fingernails, how come they always have to grow back?

They always grow: They grow back for the same reason that your hair grows out after you cut it. Nails are made of keratin, the same material that makes your hair. ...Read more

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Are splinter looking brown lines under fingernails something to worry about? There aren't any other symptoms present.

Are splinter looking brown lines under fingernails something to worry about? There aren't any other symptoms present.

Trauma vs infection: The most common cause of splinter like hemorrhages seen through the nail in the ail bed, come from trauma. I've had them in the past from tapping my nails on the desk. I had to break the habit. Splinter hemorrhages as signs of infection are more often seen at the base of the nail near the cuticle. Again, the most common cause of these hemorrhages is trauma, even as minor as tapping your nail. ...Read more

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One of my fingernails has gone brown at one side. Don't recall banging it or anything. Been like this for 3 weeks or so.

6 months: A fingernail will grow out completely in 6 months. So you might see clear nail coming out from the cuticle in a few more weeks. You might have a chronic paronychia which can be treated by a dermatologist. If it is BLACK see a dermatologist now. ...Read more

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How can I stop skin from growing over my fingernails?

How can I stop skin from growing over my fingernails?

Good Manicure: A well trained manicure person can keep that skin pushed back and looking nice. If it becomes inflammed and swollen, see your family doctor right away. ...Read more