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Black Lines In My Fingernails
Hello, I am an Asian girl with fair skin and I have the vertical black lines on my fingernails and toenails. What does this mean? Thanks.
I get thin, short, black vertical lines beneath my fingernails that grow out. Months will pass and no lines and then they appear again. What are they?
I started seeing black lines running down my fingernails. Between 2-3 on 4 different nails. Should i go to Skin and cancer center?
Should i be concerned about black lines growing under my fingernails? I'm a 51 year old black female, my father had heart disease, no information on my mother, i'm approximately 170 lbs, 5"3, medium build. I work third shift, i don't exercise regularly,
Nail issues: The best thing would be to have it checked out as it could be anything from fungal infection to injury or other disease. If you have ridges it could also be fungal infection but it is difficult to say without looking at it. See your doctor. If it developed acutely it could be an injury but you would have known it since it would be painful to have it bleed and have the blood underneath turn dark. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a small single black line on the tip of my fingernail. It looks like a small splinter...What could it be?
I've noticed small/thin black lines keep appearing under the tips of my fingernails over the past few days. What could this be from?
Splinters: Thin longitudinal black lines under fingernails can be what doctors call "splinters" & can reflect tiny blood clot emboli that get caught there, where there are end arteries & capillaries. Such tiny clots end up there after being generated inside left chambers of heart. Cardiologist exam indicated & urgently if dizzy, feverish, chest pain, irregular heart beats or shortness of breath. ...Read more
One of my fingernails is black by the cuticle and on the front. It doesn't wash off. Is it a fungus?
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