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Hereditary Dark Toenails
Pinky toe nail brittle w/ dark streak. Fourth nail flaky, thick, half unattached from nail bed. Big toe thick nail. Taupe or blueish nails. Both feet?
Nail discoloration : A dark line across your nail may have a variety of causes. Trauma to the nail plate from athletic activity may cause some subungual (under the nail) bleeding. If this the source in time a clear nail will grow out. A fungal infection can cause this as well. A specialist will determine if a biopsy is necessary to rule out a relatively less common but more serious condition such as a melanoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a podiatrist: If you are runner, this is a common injury called "black toe syndrome" due to blood bruises under the nail plate. Other causes of black toenails are infections - either bacterial or fungal. Another cause may be from a fracture in the last bone of the toe. In any case, see a podiatrist who can examine and treat any of these conditions and recommend ways to prevent recurrence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Subungual melanoma: nail bed discoloration or nail plate? My nail plate has a horizontal band 1/2cm across but skin underneath is normal. Confused
See a doctor: Your nail needs to be examined by your doctor, preferably by a dermatologist. After examination you will be guided further. A close watch for change in the size of discoloration or the skin around will guide the doctor further. Keep good photographs to detect changes over time(weekly). Good luck ...Read more
Yes: There are conditions leading to jaundice (yellow skin) that are genetic, and therefore hereditary, but these are very uncommon. Most jaundice occurs due to normal processes in the newborn and is not hereditary, although depending on the mother's blood type the risk of jaundice in subsequent pregnancies may be increased. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes And No: Altho common forms exist , the pattern can be mixed. ...Read more
I have brown hair brown eyes , husband has blue eyes blonde hair fair skin, will baby most likely have brown eyes and brown hair?
Difficult to say: The genetics of human eye and hair color are very complex--you can pin the odds down better the more genetic history of eye and hair color you can obtain--siblings, parents, aunts and uncles, grandparents, great-aunts and uncles. There are odds tables based on this information. ...Read more
14yrs old brown thick fungus under toenail & dry itchy cracks between toes & peely bottom feet- 5yrs. Took pills & creams dermatologist or podiatrist?
Nails of hands are blue near lunula.Dark brown lines in multiple nails.B12,calcium,iron serum,thyroid normal.Feeling numbness in hands & legs. Reason?
Vascular? melanin?: The dark brown lines could be melanin deposition. Is the blueness could be vascular such as Raynaud's phenomenon which may result in numbness in fingers and toes, as you have normal labs. Also, 60,000 IUs is a high dose of D. Do you take that everyday? For how long? There could be various etiologies of your symptoms and I recommend seeing your primary care provider for further evaluation. ...Read more
Hmm: Do a web search. I do not think these two are related. But... Medicine is funny that way. There could be a rare association and both conditions are common - so... It is not surprising to see them together. But not related. ...Read more
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