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My fingernails turning blue I had 40 times Elisa hiv1/2 ab test negative, CMIA ag/ab at 9.5 months negative after an unprotected sex, your comment plz?

My fingernails turning blue I had 40 times Elisa hiv1/2 ab test negative, CMIA ag/ab at 9.5 months negative after an unprotected sex, your comment plz?

Hypoxia: Your low oxygen level us not in any way a sexually transmitted disease and definitely not HIV. Please find a competent medical advisor that can be frank with your extreme misplaced anxiety about HIV. And who can evaluate your symptoms for their real cause. ...Read more

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Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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Any reasons why my fingernails turn blue easily?

Any reasons why my fingernails turn blue easily?

Circulatory issue: You may have a deficiency of the circulation to your fingers or a sympathetic nerve issue. This may be part of a condition termed Raynaud's phenomenon. Whatever the cause, it is best to bring this to the attention of your family doctor who can make a diagnosis for you. ...Read more

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This morning I began shaking and my fingernails where blue. I wasn't cold. Feel better when setting?

This morning I began shaking and my fingernails where blue. I wasn't cold. Feel better when setting?

Variable: Blue means decreased blood supply. Do you have raynauds? Try warming them up and if they continue to be blue go to a doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause fingernails and toenails to turn blue?

What can cause fingernails and toenails to turn blue?

Possibilities: This could be from trauma (like bruising), vascular compromise (diminished blood flow), damaged nerves, or more specific conditions like raynaud's (usually associated with autoimmune diseases). Talk to your primary care physician first and a referral will most likely follow based on his/her findings. ...Read more

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Do people with raynaud's always have blue fingernails?

Do people with raynaud's always have blue fingernails?

No: Only with nail polish!
the fingers and nails may go through the red, white and blue cycle.
Sometimes we miss it! ...Read more

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Is it normal to get blue fingernails when having a raynaud's attack?

Is it normal to get blue fingernails when having a raynaud's attack?

Yes: The color changes in a raynaud's attack are "white" when the blood supply is decreased, then "blue" when the oxygen is mostly used up due to decreased blood flow being unable to bring in enough new oxygen, and finally "red" when the vessels relax and there is a reaction with an above-normal amount of blood flowing to the fingers. ...Read more

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Why do my fingernails turn blue after drinking water?

Why do my fingernails turn blue after drinking water?

Is it cold: You probably have raynaud's. The hands change color when exposed to temperature change. ...Read more

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My daughter has blue-ish fingernails and a low fever (100.1). Is this a concern?

My daughter has blue-ish fingernails and a low fever (100.1). Is this a concern?

Need more informatio: We can not really answer your question, we need more information as to how old she is, has she had any medical problem since she was born, does she have any other symptoms
bluish nails need to be examined to make sure theseare blue, and if these are blue it can be due to cyanosis or some other causes and needs to be diagnosed. So check with your pediatrician or your family doctor. ...Read more

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Can flu-like symptoms suddenly cause your fingernails to turn blue?

Not likely: Nails or skin under nails? I can not think of a way to change color of your nails, but skin under nails typically reflects amount of oxygen being carried by red cells. Bright red means full of oxygen and blue means depleted. Other disorders can also cause discoloration, but if new or associated with shortness of breath will need an explanation soon. ...Read more

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Pulse 50, BP 123/71. Blue under fingernails. Should I be worried and see doctor?

Your pulse: And blood pressure seem fine however the blue fingernails suggest that you may have a lung issue, Check this out first with your Primary Care Physician and if you are SHORT OF BREATH get the situation evaluated by urgent care ASAP!
Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Why I'm so easy to feel cold? Room temperature is only 73'f, but I feel shortness of breath and my fingernails turn blue. Why?

Why I'm so easy to feel cold? Room temperature is only 73'f, but I feel shortness of breath and my fingernails turn blue. Why?

Important: It is important that you are thoroughly checked for cardiovascular, pulmonary and autoimmune collagen disorders. Shortness of breath and peripheral cyanosis are danger signs. See a pulmonologist for comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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Why are my fingernails blue? They're not cold at all, just blue. Are blue fingernails always a sign of a heart problem? Pict >> http://goo. Gl/hsf6w

Cyanosis: Cyanosis often represents a low oxygen level, representing a cardiac or pulmonary problem. It merits the evaluation by a cardiologist or a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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I noticed on my fingernails they have turned a blue and purle colour this caught the attention of my neurologist? Nerve damage?

I noticed on my fingernails they have turned a blue and purle colour this caught the attention of my neurologist? Nerve damage?

Possibly: It's possible that those symptoms could be from nerve damage. However, a peripheral neuropathy prefers the lower extremities and so I would expect those findings to be seen in your feet in addition to your hands. Other information that would be useful to share with your doctor include: paresthesias, numbness, imbalance, bladder problems, weakness, and past infection- guillain barre syndrome. ...Read more

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My middle finger has a dark blue, blackish, bruise under the fingernail, but it doesn't hurt after a week, will it fall off or go away?

My middle finger has a dark blue, blackish, bruise under the fingernail, but it doesn't hurt after a week, will it fall off or go away?

Maybe: But it depends on how much was damaged. If it's just a small area, then it probably won't. If it involves most of the nail bed, it probably will. Time will tell! If you want to get a more accurate answer, consider a virtual consult. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My 21 month old has low grade fever since thursday. Today she started to shiver at one point and her fingernails got blue to a few minutes then normal?

Temp increase: Shivers and decrease blood flow to the extremities (blue fingers) are two ways babies make their temperatures increase. Your baby is fighting some infection, whether a virus or other, and the brain is telling the body "raise the body temperature". The body responds by shivering and decreasing blood flow to skin and extremities so less heat is lost and temp can increase to help body fight the germs. ...Read more

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My left arm and hand are numb and my fingernails are blue. Could this be something serious?

My left arm and hand are numb and my fingernails are blue. Could this be something serious?

Depends: This may be raynaud's phenomenon, which is a blood vessel spasm. It is classically triggered by cold. Treatments vary from medication to surgery. It may also be related to autoimmune diseases. Best to get evaluated by a physician for a full history and physical. Make note of what seems to trigger this. If it doesn't resolve quickly, you may need an er visit. ...Read more

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Fingernails turned blue on the 12th 12 hours after ligament surgery. Still blue today. Hand is slightly swollen, hurts to move fingers a lil bit?

Bruising?: Probably bruising, but you should call your surgeon and ask. Also ask whether or not you can send them photos electronically to potentially save you a trip in. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Two year old has fingernails that turn blue and also ears, nose and toenail have come off. What can be causing this?

Two year old has fingernails that turn blue and also ears, nose and toenail have come off. What can be causing this?

See Pediatrician now: I hope your 2 year old has not lost ears and nose as well as toenail! Oh, I see, the fingernails, ears, and nose turn blue, and the toenail is what fell off! This could be a sign of serious problems with the heart/lungs, so you should have your child seen by a pediatrician with special care to evaluate the heart. Now. Referral to a pediatric heart specialist may be the next step. ...Read more

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I am dealing with hyperhidrosis per sweating of my hands & feet. My fingernails are blue I'm that cold.

I am dealing with hyperhidrosis per sweating of my hands & feet. My fingernails are blue I'm that cold.

See a dermatologist: Taking any meds or supplements? Wear gloves out on cold days? Any treatments for hyperhidrosis or Raynaud's disease? ...Read more

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I am 23 with lupus. Why do I wake up with swollen hands and numb throbbing fingers at night and my fingernails turn pale blue.?

I am 23 with lupus. Why do I wake up with swollen hands and numb throbbing fingers at night and my fingernails turn pale blue.?

Multiple things: Ask your doctor if you may have raynaud's phenomenon, which turns fingers and toes blue. Also your doctor can check for arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome, or other causes. A rheumatologist would be helpful; rheumatologists diagnose and treat autoimmune diseases, arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions like what you are describing. ...Read more

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Symptoms of hypoxia but normal s02?! ; shortness of breath, blue nails, clubbing fingernails, pale/gray skin, tachycardia, fatigue, anxious. No anemia,

Symptoms of hypoxia but normal s02?! ; shortness of breath, blue nails, clubbing fingernails, pale/gray skin, tachycardia, fatigue, anxious. No anemia,

Need ABG....: You need to get an arterial blood gas test (ABG) to see what your oxygen level is. There are many factors that could render a pulse ox test inaccurate. In order to get an accurate measure of your oxygen level, and to see if the pulse ox test is accurate or not, have your doctor order an ABG. The test can be done as an outpatient. Good luck!! ...Read more

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I have been getting chest pains several times during the day for the last few weeks, finger nails often turning blue, I am only 20, what is this?

I have been getting chest pains several times during the day for the last few weeks, finger nails often turning blue, I am only 20, what is this?

Needs an exam: There is a list of some potentially serious conditions which causes the lack of circulation in the finger and chest pain. Get checked in person fairly soon. ...Read more

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When im cold, my finger nails turn blue. What does that mean?

When im cold, my finger nails turn blue. What does that mean?

Raynaud's disease: I need more info, but based on your description you could have a condition called raynaud's disease, especially if that happens after exposure to cold water and/or exposure to cold weather, this is better discussed with your regular physician.. ...Read more

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What cause finger nails and toenails to turn blue?

What cause finger nails and toenails to turn blue?

Vasoconstriction: Vasoconstriction of the vessels can cause nails to turn blue. Known as raynaud's phenomenon, the constriction causes a loss of bloodflow in the area and improper oxygenation. The bluish color is described sometimes cyanotic.
Another cause of blue nails can be from trauma due to a subungual hematoma (blood blister under the nail). ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for a purple/blue finger nail?

What's the best treatment for a purple/blue finger nail?

Cyanosis: Cyanosis can be a manifestation of a systemic diease
see your doctor. ...Read more

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Whenever I'm in a cold classroom I'm the only one that's finger nails turn blue. It's been assumed I'm anemic can you give symptoms please?

Whenever I'm in a cold classroom I'm the only one that's finger nails turn blue. It's been assumed I'm anemic can you give symptoms please?

See physician: And discuss if you have Raynaud's phenomenon which means that after exposure to cold your blood vessels narrows reducing blood supply to finger tips or nose tip ...Read more

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I crushed my finger tip 3 days ago now its turned dark blue around finger nail and light blue for rest of it. Also feel a tingle in it. Is it usual?

I crushed my finger tip 3 days ago now its turned dark blue around finger nail and light blue for rest of it. Also feel a tingle in it. Is it usual?

Subungual hematoma: Black discoloration under the nail is caused by bleeding. After three days there isn't anything to do for this. If you think you may have broken the tip of the finger bone, an x-ray could answer this question. ...Read more