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Doctor insights on: Blue Discoloration Of Nails

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What causes black and blue toenails?

What causes  black and blue toenails?

See a podiatrist: If you are runner, this is a common injury called "black toe syndrome" due to blood bruises under the nail plate. Other causes of black toenails are infections - either bacterial or fungal. Another cause may be from a fracture in the last bone of the toe. In any case, see a podiatrist who can examine and treat any of these conditions and recommend ways to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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Lack of lunula and discoloration of proximal side of nails?

Lack of lunula and discoloration of proximal side of nails?

Not a concern: Unless this is associated with nailbed discoloration or pigmentation. In some instances, it may be an indication of vitamin deficiency such as vitamn b12, c, and d as well as hypothyroidism, anemia, iron deficiency or associated hypoxemic states with congenital heart disease. ...Read more

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Pinky toe nail brittle w/ dark streak. Fourth nail flaky, thick, half unattached from nail bed. Big toe thick nail. Taupe or blueish nails. Both feet?

Pinky toe nail brittle w/ dark streak. Fourth nail flaky, thick, half unattached from nail bed. Big toe thick nail. Taupe or blueish nails. Both feet?

See a : Podiatrist or dmatologist among some of the more common problems are fungus, bacteria, subungual keratinization. There are other possibilities but those are the three most common. (Each using different treatments.) ...Read more

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What would cause horizontal nail ridges and white spots on nails?

What would cause horizontal nail ridges and white spots on nails?

Could be serious: Vertical ridges, especially in adult women are fairly common. In a male, and across rather than to the tip it can be a sign of serious conditions so have it checked. Horizontal ridges that are accompanied by white lines can be a symptom of arsenic poisoning. Horizontal depressions across the nails, called beau's lines, can be a sign of diabetes, malnutrition, or a circulatory problem. Best! ...Read more

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What causes lips and finger nails depict blue in hypoxia ?

What causes lips and finger nails depict blue in hypoxia ?

Hgb saturation: Hemoglobin carries oxygen. Oxygenated or reduced or saturated hemoglobin look red (emission of lightwave). When the o2 does not occupy the ligands in hemoglobin, they change the rotation of light and look blue. When a certain amount of hemoglobin is desaturated or deoxygenated, we see blue, like in the veins.. ...Read more

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What cause finger nails and toenails to turn blue?

What cause finger nails and toenails to turn blue?

Vasoconstriction: Vasoconstriction of the vessels can cause nails to turn blue. Known as raynaud's phenomenon, the constriction causes a loss of bloodflow in the area and improper oxygenation. The bluish color is described sometimes cyanotic. Another cause of blue nails can be from trauma due to a subungual hematoma (blood blister under the nail). ...Read more

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Change in color of toe nails and finger nails. Should i worry?

Change in color of toe nails and finger nails.  Should i worry?

Nails: Changes in the color of your toenails and fingernails may indicate that you have a fungus. You should see a dermatologist or a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can use of nail polish on nails cause nail polish-like smell of breath?

Can use of nail polish on nails cause nail polish-like smell of breath?

No, it does not: There are certain health conditions that are associated with unusual odors of breath. Those need to be examined by your doctor. If you are talking about your baby, please take him/her to the pediatrician to be examined. Things like chronic sinus infections, dental problems, certain metabolic problems, like diabetes and many others can give an unusual smell to the breath. ...Read more

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What causes black lines in the toenails?

What causes black lines in the toenails?

Various things: In people with skin of color it may be a normal variation. Skin growths may also cause them, both of the benign and malignant kind. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Nails of hands are blue near lunula.Dark brown lines in multiple nails.B12,calcium,iron serum,thyroid normal.Feeling numbness in hands & legs. Reason?

Nails of hands are blue near lunula.Dark brown lines in multiple nails.B12,calcium,iron serum,thyroid normal.Feeling numbness in hands & legs. Reason?

Vascular? melanin?: The dark brown lines could be melanin deposition. Is the blueness could be vascular such as Raynaud's phenomenon which may result in numbness in fingers and toes, as you have normal labs. Also, 60,000 IUs is a high dose of D. Do you take that everyday? For how long? There could be various etiologies of your symptoms and I recommend seeing your primary care provider for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes yellow discoloration of the skin?

What causes yellow discoloration of the skin?

Yellow skin: This is most likely jaundice due to liver toxicity (hepatitis or cirrhosis) due to increase bilirubin in the blood since the damaged liver cells cannot break it down. Other causes of jaundice can be liver or pancreatic cancer or hemolytic anemia or gallstones, or in newborn. ...Read more

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What gives the color under finger nails?

What gives the color under finger nails?

Color under nails: http://www.disabled-world.com/health/dermatology/nails/nail-color.php the above web site describes the different colors under the nail as well as the causes. ...Read more

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What are dark lines in my finger nails?

What are dark lines in my finger nails?

DARK LINES NAILS: In light-skinned people, dark lines can be due to medications, or depending how long it has been there, and on how many nails are involved, could be a rather serious tumor called melanoma. If you are dark-skinned, it could be a normal process, probably inherited. Your best bet is to see a dermatologist if this is new & something that has been worrying you. ...Read more

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What are dark lines in my finger nails?

What are dark lines in my finger nails?

Pigment: Thisispigment from a mole qt base of nail. If there're multiple this is family charcteristic. However if there is only one it coukd rarely be a sign of a melanoma under the nail. That diagnosis requires a biopsy. ...Read more

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What causes dark lines under fingernails?

What causes dark lines under fingernails?

Injury: Trauma and some illnesses can do this. Remember that nails are related to hair but grow more slowly so that an injury to them may show up over time. I often see this in my oncology patient with certain chemotherapy. They well have lines in the nails. ...Read more

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What causes the whitish blue color on burned skin?

What causes the whitish blue color on burned skin?

Dead skin: If the skin is necrosed or dead, it may appear discolored as you mention. Also whatever burned the skin could have left a little bit of a tattoo on the skin. ...Read more

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Causes of purple and white mottled skin on the legs?

Causes of purple and white mottled skin on the legs?

Mottled skin : It may be cutis marmorata . A non serious condition characterized by purple and white blotch legs. There are not itchy or painful. A doctor should evaluate to make sure there is no underlying circulation issues. ...Read more

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What causes my finger nails and toe nails to be a dark color?

What causes my finger nails and toe nails to be a dark color?

This could be a: bacterial or fungal infection, or even stain from chemical agents. see dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options ...Read more