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Black Specks Under The Fingernails
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?
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,
Hello. : Hello. Sometimes black lines can be small splinter hemorrhages. Sometimes black lines can be associated with skin cancer. Do recommend that you see a dermatologist to have this evaluated to ensure that it is not from a worrisome cause. Take care. ...Read more
Blood clots : Tiny blood clots, usually broken off from heart valves then float to the end arteries of the fingertips and get caught in the capillaries of the nail bed. They are not dangerous in and of themselves, but could be reflective of a heart problem. ...Read more
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
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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.
Chemical reaction: Vertical lines in bot finger and toenails could be due to some chemical that was ingested.Horizontal lines are more common and again caused by a drug or something ingested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could there be a relationship between black lines on fingernails and lipitor?Since stopping the medicine they have disappeared
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I have 4-5 of these things by my fingertip on my index finger that look like minuscule black dots. They aren't on the fingernail. What could it be?
Best way to: know with any accuracy is through dermatological eval. Take care. ...Read more
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