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Doctor insights on: Blue Fingernail Beds

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Any reasons why my fingernails turn blue easily?

Any reasons why my fingernails turn blue easily?

Circulatory issue: You may have a deficiency of the circulation to your fingers or a sympathetic nerve issue. This may be part of a condition termed Raynaud's phenomenon. Whatever the cause, it is best to bring this to the attention of your family doctor who can make a diagnosis for you. ...Read more

Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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I noticed my fingernails have a purple tint to the beds of them with my medical condition should I be worried?

I noticed my fingernails have a purple tint to the beds of them with my medical condition should I be worried?

Purple nail beds: Temperature changes such as cold may make the nail beds appear purple . In some cases it can be a sign of underlying cardiovascular disease. It is wise to ask your physician. ...Read more

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This morning i began shaking and my fingernails where blue. I wasn't cold. Feel better when setting?

This morning i began shaking and my fingernails where blue. I wasn't cold. Feel better when setting?

Variable: Blue means decreased blood supply. Do you have raynauds? Try warming them up and if they continue to be blue go to a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get blue fingernails when having a raynaud's attack?

Is it normal to get blue fingernails when having a raynaud's attack?

Yes: The color changes in a raynaud's attack are "white" when the blood supply is decreased, then "blue" when the oxygen is mostly used up due to decreased blood flow being unable to bring in enough new oxygen, and finally "red" when the vessels relax and there is a reaction with an above-normal amount of blood flowing to the fingers. ...Read more

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What can cause fingernails and toenails to turn blue?

Possibilities: This could be from trauma (like bruising), vascular compromise (diminished blood flow), damaged nerves, or more specific conditions like raynaud's (usually associated with autoimmune diseases). Talk to your primary care physician first and a referral will most likely follow based on his/her findings. ...Read more

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Do people with raynaud's always have blue fingernails?

Do people with raynaud's always have blue fingernails?

No : Only with nail polish! the fingers and nails may go through the red, white and blue cycle. Sometimes we miss it! ...Read more

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I have a bunch of very small black dots inside my fingernails and nail beds. I'm a big nail biter so I look at my nails a lot throughout the day. They just appeared one day and I can't get them to go away.

I have a bunch of very small black dots inside my fingernails and nail beds. I'm a big nail biter so I look at my nails a lot throughout the day. They just appeared one day and I can't get them to go away.

Splinter hemorrhage?: These may be what are called splinter hemorrhages. They can be dot-like but also needle-like. I don't think biting has anything to do with it. It would be worth having your doctor or a dermatologist look at them. ...Read more

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Why are my fingernails blue? They're not cold at all, just blue. Are blue fingernails always a sign of a heart problem? Pict >> http://goo.Gl/hsf6w

Cyanosis: Cyanosis often represents a low oxygen level, representing a cardiac or pulmonary problem. It merits the evaluation by a cardiologist or a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Why do my fingernails turn blue after drinking water?

Is it cold: You probably have raynaud's. The hands change color when exposed to temperature change. ...Read more

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I have a nasty cyst... on my fingernail bed... my nail came off partially and now... what seems to be flesh is starting to swell up and stick out.

I have a nasty cyst... on my fingernail bed... my nail came off partially and now... what seems to be flesh is starting to swell up and stick out.

Nasty cyst: This is called a "Mucoid cyst." It is really coming from the terminal finger joint below. Surgical removal usually fails because the trouble is in the arthritic joint below. There are worse things in life to live with. Medicine is not static so check back with an orthopedist, especially a hand surgeon in a few years. Meanwhile, try acrylic nails from time to time. ...Read more