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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Board Certified, Podiatry
33 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Board Certified, Podiatry
33 years in practice
4M people helped
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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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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Concerned about secondary Raynauds. Have mild discoloration in toes but not fingers but the nail beds of my fingers are red at times. Raynaulds?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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Concerned about secondary Raynauds. Have mild discoloration in toes but not fingers but the nail beds of my fingers are red at times. Raynaulds?

Unlikely: Without typical color changes in the finers, Raynauds is unlikely. Normal feet often will experience color changes in response to cold. ...Read more

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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
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My toenail had a spit in the center of the nail bed. upon removing nail polish it is a green stain on the nail. Please help! Thank you!

Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
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My toenail had a spit in the center of the nail bed. upon removing nail polish it is a green stain on the nail. Please  help! Thank you!

Possible fungal: infection. Please get examined and treated with a prescription antifungal medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
27 years in practice
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My nails seem to have brown discoloration. Any potential health risks?

Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
27 years in practice
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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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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Dr. Eric Abrams
Board Certified, Podiatry
25 years in practice
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Why is there a brown line of discoloration on/in some of my nails? From bottom to top

Dr. Eric Abrams
Board Certified, Podiatry
25 years in practice
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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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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
18 years in practice
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Discoloration of nails after chemo when will it return to normal?

Dr. Liawaty Ho
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
18 years in practice
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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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Dr. Shalini Sethi
Board Certified, Pediatrics
16 years in practice
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My daughter developed a greenish discoloration at the edge of the nail of her pinky, it has grown in size over the last four days and is painful now. ?

Dr. Shalini Sethi
Board Certified, Pediatrics
16 years in practice
368K people helped
My daughter developed a greenish discoloration at the edge of the nail of her pinky, it has grown in size over the last four days and is painful now.
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Trauma? : Did your daughter get hurt on the finger? It could be blood collection which looks like bluish greenish and painful . Get her checked up ...Read more

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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Board Certified, Pediatrics
40 years in practice
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Pain around thumb nail and discoloration within last 2 days ?

Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Board Certified, Pediatrics
40 years in practice
1M people helped
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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Dr. Priscilla Morris
Board Certified, Pain Management
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Board Certified, Hospital-based practice
41 years in practice
10M people helped
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What causes discoloration and thickness to toe nails?

Dr. Gutti Rao
Board Certified, Hospital-based practice
41 years in practice
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What causes discoloration and thickness to toe nails?

Fungal infection: Usually due to fungus of nails.

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