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What causes nail clubbing?

What causes nail clubbing?

Many causes`: There are many causes of nail clubbing. The most common is lung disease, then heart disease, gastrointestinal (as malabsorbtion), liver disease (cirrhosis), thyroid and even a congenital born defect called eisenmenger syndrome. ...Read more

Dr. James Gagne
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Enlarged Finger Tips (Definition)

Clubbing is a condition where the nails and tips of the fingers become rounded and somewhat enlarged (so that they look like clubs). The reason this occurs is unknown, but it is associated with breathing problems or lung diseases. ...Read more


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Does copd cause Nail clubbing?

Does copd cause Nail clubbing?

From low O2: Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, or clubbing of the nails, occurs because of long-term deprivation of oxygen in the small arteries of the (small) bones. Certainly that can happen from COPD, especially if u have the chronic bronchitis type of COPD. Oftentimes its associated w/ smoking, so if u smoke, QUIT! The changes won't get worse if u do. (They won't get better, unfortunately: bone changes r perm ...Read more

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What lung disease cause clubbing nails and can it be a sign of respiratory acidosis?

What lung disease cause clubbing nails and can it be a sign of respiratory acidosis?

Clubbing: Describes the bulbous, clublike deformation of the distal portion of the fingers and toes resulting from connective-tissue proliferation. Clubbing may be hereditary, ie, primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, but, more often, it is acquired and is associated with a number of infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, and vascular disorders. It may occur with several lung diseases.

Ref:Medscape ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of clubbing nails with shortness of breath, chest pain, high heart rate?

What is the most common cause of clubbing nails with shortness of breath, chest pain, high heart rate?

Clubbing: Describes the bulbous, clublike deformation of the distal portion of the fingers and toes resulting from connective-tissue proliferation. Clubbing may be hereditary, ie, primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, but, more often, it is acquired and is associated with a number of infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, and vascular disorders. It may occur with several lung diseases.

Ref:Medscape ...Read more

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Can recurrent pulmonary embolism cause chronic hypoxia and clubbing nails? I have symptoms of pulmonary embolism with blue clubbing nails. Ok d dimer.

Can recurrent pulmonary embolism cause chronic hypoxia and clubbing nails? I have symptoms of pulmonary embolism with blue clubbing nails. Ok d dimer.

I suppose it is: Possible, but have your doctor look for other causes such as structural heart or lung disease. Clubbing can be a sign of longstanding hypoxia, but it is really non-specific. The only way to tell for sure whether or not you have pulmonary emboli is with CT angiogram or pulmonary angiogram. Both are invasive tests, so your doctor will order them only if there is a high clinical suspicion. ...Read more

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What can cause breathing problems, chest pain, hypokalemia and clubbing nails? No help from doctors...

What can cause breathing problems, chest pain, hypokalemia and clubbing nails? No help from doctors...

Really clubbing?: If you really have clubbing, the differential diagnosis consists of lung cancer (most common cause), cyanotic heart defects since birth, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, lung abscess, endocarditis, interstitial lung disease, celiac disease, cirrhosis, Grave's disease and non-hodgekin's lymphoma. I hope you don't really have clubbing. Please see my attached photo: ...Read more

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Does disappearance of nail clubbing mean underlying disease is getting cured?

Does disappearance of nail clubbing mean underlying disease is getting cured?

Less likely: I strongly doubt it because clubbing is normally do chronic long-term respiratory cardiac issues like emphysema to name one. Unless you had a heart transplant etc ...Read more

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Sir I am suffering from a problem that is nail clubbing how can I stop this problem?

Sir I am suffering from a problem that is nail clubbing how can I stop this problem?

Nail clubbing: Nail clubbing is often related to lung or heart conditions. Have you checked with your regular doctor? Otherwise, unfortunately there are not good treatments for clubbing. Please go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is nail clubbing related to lung disease?

Is nail clubbing related to lung disease?

Yes.: Many lung conditions are associated with clubbing, as well as heart and liver issues. If you have clubbing, you should see your doctor, partciualrly if you are a smoker. ...Read more

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Thumb nail became curved. Kinda like clubbing in only one nail except that schamroth window is there. My nail is just bulging like an upside down spoon?

Thumb nail became curved. Kinda like clubbing in only one nail except that schamroth window is there. My nail is just bulging like an upside down spoon?

Interesting finding: This is interesting that only your thumb is exhibiting "clubbing". This is likely a good thing, since it indicates that the problem, if there is a problem at all, is localized to the thumb/thumbnail/nail bed. There are some things that grow in and around the nail that might cause it to bow outward (clubbing). These include a glomus tumor, myxoid cyst, or an osteoma. Let a doctor look at it. ...Read more

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Can cuticle biting lead to clubbing of affected fingers? Recently I noticed one of my nails is curving down. I bite frequently, had an infection once.

Can cuticle biting lead to clubbing of affected fingers? Recently I noticed one of my nails is curving down. I bite frequently, had an infection once.

Clubbing of Fingers: While clubbing can be idiopathic, here are the causes of clubbing by organ system:
thoracic,
bronchial lung ca (though usually not small cell lca)
chronic lung suppuration (empyema, abscess, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis)
fibrosing alveolitis,
mesothelioma,
tb,
cardiovascular
cyanotic congenital heart disease,
endocarditis,
atrial myxoma,
gastrointestinal
irritable bowel disease,
other causes. ...Read more

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38 male. Smoker 17 years. Quit one year ago. Fvc85% fev1-82% fev1/fvc-100% fef25-75-63%. Dyspnea sometimes+clubbing of nail. Copd? Mom has ipf

38 male. Smoker 17 years. Quit one year ago. Fvc85% fev1-82% fev1/fvc-100% fef25-75-63%. Dyspnea sometimes+clubbing of nail. Copd? Mom has ipf

Pulmonary disease: It's worth seeing a pulmonary doc with the family history. You have some abnormalities in your pfts. They aren't too bad however. That you stopped smoking is certainly a good idea. ...Read more

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10 years exposure of toxic black mold. Suffer from all kinds of symptoms. Lately really bad breathing with chestpain, blue clubbing nails. Lung Cancer?

10 years exposure of toxic black mold. Suffer from all kinds of symptoms. Lately really bad breathing with chestpain, blue clubbing nails. Lung Cancer?

Not necessarily: You need to be evaluated and followed up by pulmonologists and allergists, given the few information you provided, unfortunately we cannot be of much help on this platform except guiding you which way to go, good luck ...Read more

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Severe SOB, exercise intolerance, chestpain, high/weak heartrate, barrel chest, early nail clubbing, swollen abdomen. Normal ekg, echo, lungfunctiontest?

Severe SOB, exercise intolerance, chestpain, high/weak heartrate, barrel chest, early nail clubbing, swollen abdomen. Normal ekg, echo, lungfunctiontest?

Mgt/workup: From you description, you may have COPD, CF or another cardio pulmonary condition. In addition, shunting can occur outside the thorax.
I would suggest checking total lung capacity, DLCO, a blood count, spirometry with and without a bronchodilator, a CFsweat test and a HRCT of the chest and possibly abdomen. A clotting disorder should also be considered. ...Read more

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Severe SOB, chestpain, sudden paralaysis in legs/arms, high/weak heartrate, bloating, barrel chest, nail clubbing. Normal spirometry, ecg, echo.

Severe SOB, chestpain, sudden paralaysis in legs/arms, high/weak heartrate, bloating, barrel chest, nail clubbing. Normal spirometry, ecg, echo.

Severe SOB: And chest pain are very serious symptoms. Basic in diagnoisi is doing a Chest X ray, Oxygen Sat. And Blood tests
and CT scan of the chest (if xray is equivocal or negative).
Since the ECG and Echo are normnal, I think we are faced with a Respiratory disorder. Please see a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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What causes rippled nails?

What causes rippled nails?

Verticle Nail Ridges: Vertical nail ridges are fairly common and nothing to worry about.
Vertical nail ridges extend from the cuticle to the tip of the nail. Vertical nail ridges often become more numerous or prominent with age, possibly due to variations in cell turnover within the nail.
If your fingernails change color or you develop horizontal nail ridges, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes ridges in the nails?

What causes ridges in the nails?

Trauma or illness: If only one nail is involved it could be due to trauma from approximately 4-6 months ago. The nail is made in the nail matrix which is right beneath the cuticle. Thus, it is easy to injure this area. However, if all nails are involved look back 4-6 months ago...Did you have a high fever or surgery? Stresses such as these can give ridges in multiple nails. See your doctor for further eval. ...Read more

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What could cause your nails to stop growing?

What could cause your nails to stop growing?

Stress.: During periods of physiological stress, nails may slow or even stop growing until the stress is eliminated. It is thought that the energy used to support nail growth is shifted to deal with the energy requirements to handle the physiological stress. ...Read more

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White horizontal lines through my nails, what is this caused by?

White horizontal lines through my nails, what is this caused by?

Beau's or Meuhrke's: Beau's lines are raised white lines, often a result of systemic disease or trauma, creating an uneven white horizontal line. Muehrcke's lines are smooth and are usually seen when blood protein levels are low. The reason for the low protein state can vary from kidney disease to liver disease to malnutrition - among other causes. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Most of my nails have vertical lines on them. What can cause this? .

Most of my nails have vertical lines on them. What can cause this? .

Mostly genetics: Vertical are usually due to your personal make-up, although potentially chronic vitamin deficiency could contribute. A periodic multivitamin would not hurt, but more likely only an occasional manicure will "cure" the prolem. ...Read more

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Why are there ridges on my nails? What causes them? And can it be cured?

Why are there ridges on my nails? What causes them? And can it be cured?

Nail ridges: Most people have some ridges on their nails and this is normal. If ridges are new or different, then see your doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes pitted or ridged nails? Is there something wrong or is it normal?

What causes pitted or ridged nails? Is there something wrong or is it normal?

PossibleBeau's Lines: The indentations can appear when growth at the area under the cuticle is interrupted by injury or severe illness. Conditions associated with beau's lines include uncontrolled diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, as well as illnesses associated with a high fever, such as scarlet fever, measles, mumps and pneumonia. Beau's lines can also also be a sign of zinc deficiency. ...Read more

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I noticed my nails are bright pink? Been a fairly sudden change, what are causes?

I noticed my nails are bright pink? Been a fairly sudden change, what are causes?

High elevation?: Your symptoms don't sound classic for anything I can think of, but if you are living or visiting a region with high elevation, your body will make more blood cells to increase oxygenation. This could cause pink nails, but so could red or pink dyes, trauma, hemorrhage under the nail. If it doesn't go away soon, see your regular doctor for a work up. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. What health problem or nutrition problem could cause my nails to split?

Need expert advice. What health problem or nutrition problem could cause my nails to split?

See below: •Brittle nails may occur due to medical problems, including gland (endocrine system) diseases, tuberculosis, Sjögren syndrome, and malnutrition.
•People with other skin diseases, such as lichen planus and psoriasis, as well as people taking oral medications made from vitamin A, may also develop nail splitting-
the most common cause of split nails is from frequent wetting and drying of hands- ...Read more

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My nails seem to keep splitting in layers on the tips. What causes that. Could I be lacking something?

My nails seem to keep splitting in layers on the tips. What causes that. Could I be lacking something?

Nail Dystrophy: Harsh chemicals, too much water exposure, acrylic nails, psoriasis, hypothyroidism, nail-biting, deficiency in biotin and B vitamins, fungal infections can all cause it. Please see your primary care physician or dermatologist to rule out medical causes and let your nails rest. Jello. Bag balm.


http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-living/adult-health/expert-answers/split-fingernails/faq-20058182 ...Read more

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What causes nails pitting?

What causes nails pitting?

Nail pitting: Nail pits are usually the result of:
psoriasis (10-50% of patients have nail pits);
alopecia areata;• eczema;• reiter’s syndrome;
• incontinentia pigmenti;• in children nail pitting can be a normal condition of the nail (not caused by a disease). ...Read more