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I have Onycholysis, lifting of the nails from the nail bed on the majority of my fingers. I take Neurontin and keflex. Can other of these be the cause?
Nails raised: Not likely. Send pictures and we should talk. ...Read more
My finger nails have been falling off from the cuticle and the nail bed with a layer still intact.the part that comes off turns white. My finger tips also become sensitive/sore.
Should i take my son to the doctors? Two days ago my 20month old son got his toes hurt bad we took him to the ER and he had a procedure called repair nail bed foot on two toes on his right foot he now has to wear a cast going up his whole leg and foot but
It : It sounds like he had some sort of procedure for a toenail on 2 toes, if i'm reading your question correctly (help us help you by using punctuation). If this is correct, bleeding is normal, and they should have warned you about it. But now, at 2 days, there shouldn't be any new blood. If he's currently bleeding, then my answer is yes, take him back to the er. If it's old, dry blood on the bandage, there is no need to panic. But i assume you have a follow-up appointment to check on this in the next few days, right? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Finger avulsion, nail bed intact. Distal finger pad tore off, no tendon exposed, no bone fracture. Full movement, Tx options full thickness graft, leave to heal on own, or amputate proximal to nail bed. Risks and recommendations.
Avoid amputation: If you have adequate soft tissue over the bone and tendon, there would be no reason to amputate. A tip without graft will usually gradually fill in, but graft can get quicker coverage. A general rule of thumb is that if area is less than 1 cm in diameter graft not much benefit, if it is quite a bit larger than that then placing a graft on is a consideration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin color: This an indication of purpura (blood under the skin). As a patient ages, the skin thins, and this can be a normal phenomenon, especially if the patient is on blood thinners, aspirin, nsaids, vitamin E , garlic, fish oil, etc. However, this would not be normal in younger patients. ...Read more
Unusual: Most nodes are deep enough in adults that they are not seen, or color appreciated. Nodes with some venous congestion can be bluish. Melanoma in nodes or other masses can be bluish. If thus is your personal observation, be seen and may need biopsy. Complete history and exam is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why when I stick my tongue out to clean it does it turn a bluish colour? Returns to normal afterwards. Otherwise feel very well. Thanks.
Normal: The bluish hue is from a normal heavy network of veins which become more engorged as you protrude your tongue and empty when you relax it. ...Read more
I am 27 male and have a bluish brown patch on my left chest the size of a baseball. There is no pain. It has been there for over a year. What is this?
Get it seen : It may nothing but a late-appearing Becker Nevus or some other trial lesion, but it does need to be seen by a physician to rule out something that needs treatment ...Read more
Altered blood flow: The blood flow in infants is designed to preserve energy when possible so baby will use it for growth.This often results in bluish lips, pale or bluish fingers if they are exposed to common household temperature.They pink up if placed in a warm setting.This should not be confused with low oxygen content you would expect in older kids or adults.Pink/red inner eyelid skin tells this better for baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leg spots: Additional information would be helpful. Do the lesions hurt, does the color blanch out when you press on them, are they raised, are they getting larger? ...Read more
Hemorrhoids: Those bluish bumps are most likely hemorrhoids, varicose rectal veins. The most important thing is to keep your poops soft by eating a lot of vegetables and fruit and drinking water. You might need to also take a fiber supplement and use a stool softener at least for a while. Here's a link to more information: http://www.Fascrs.Org/patients/conditions/hemorrhoids/. ...Read more
Bruising: Usually, discoloration like this is due from bruising from injury. The injury doesn't have to be that painful and it could've happened 1-2 days before the bruising appeared. Squatting, strenuous exercise or hamstring strain could possibly do this. If it's happening on the front of both legs, i wouldn't worry about serious things like blood clots. But if persists, have your doc take a look! ...Read more