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Discoloration Of Nail Beds
My big toe has several vertical lines close together in nail bed w/brown discoloration, wore snug boots recently, over time resolve/heal or biopsy?
Concerned about secondary Raynauds. Have mild discoloration in toes but not fingers but the nail beds of my fingers are red at times. Raynaulds?
Brown Nails: Causes of brown nails include the following: addison's disease arsenic poisoning certain medications (doxorubicin, adriamycin, phenolphthalein, chloroquine) chronic kidney disease fungal nail infection fungal nail infections - brown nails mercury poisoning psoriasis silver salt poisoning smoking tetracycline therapy tinea tinea unguium - brown nails uremia. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Could be many things: Lines of pigment in the nails are often seen in individuals who have darker pigmentation, such as african american or darker latin individuals. Discoloration can also be due to trauma, or in less frequent cases, from a form of skin cancer called melanoma. I suggest you have a dermatologist (if on hands or feet) or podiatrist (if on the foot), take a look and evaluate it to rule out melanoma. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I have a vertical crease on my thumbnail which has a 1/16 inch size brown spot near the top of it. This discoloration sound right for a nail crease?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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