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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?

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?

Nail: It could be a vitamin prob, fungus or damage from trauma. Best to get it checked. Simple sample of nails may be enough for biopsy. Your local podiatrist will know. ...Read more

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My nails seem to have brown discoloration. Any potential health risks?

My nails seem to have brown discoloration. Any potential health risks?

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 more

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Why is there a brown line of discoloration on/in some of my nails? From bottom to top

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 more

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Discoloration of nails after chemo when will it return to normal?

Discoloration of nails after chemo when will it return to normal?

A few months: Basically you have to wait until all of the discolored nail is replaced by the new nail . The nail will grow about 3 mm per month. So to grow a new nail- will take about 4-6 months. ...Read more

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Pain around thumb nail and discoloration within last 2 days ?

Pain around thumb nail and discoloration within last 2 days ?

An injury: Pl see attached for a good review of nail conditions. You can either go to your GP or a podiatrist, whoever can get you in quickly to relive pain. ...Read more

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What can cause chills, temporal headaches, and bluish discoloration of nails?

What can cause chills, temporal headaches, and bluish discoloration of nails?

? symptoms: Could be flu or any other viral syndrome. The bluish discoloration is worrisome. You better get to a physician for a blood test ...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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