Doctor insights on:
Black Specks Under The Fingernails
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Hi, i am scared, my fingernails have changed colour, i did used to have black under my fingernails and i hope it is just fungi, please help me?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
One of my fingernails is black by the cuticle and on the front. It doesn't wash off. Is it a fungus?
Not necessarily: If it appeared quickly, like over night, then it most probably is trauma. It may also be a mole growing in the area or a fungus. Smokers may get some black in the cuticle and nail. If it lasts for more than two weeks, then go to your dermatologist to have it diagnosed. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Black lines under fingernail
- Black dots under fingernails
- Black streaks under fingernails
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Black dot under fingernail
- Black splinter lines under fingernails
- Black spot under fingernail
- What are the black spots under my fingernails?
- Talk to a dermatologist online