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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 more
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 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?
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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