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Horizontal and vertical lines on big toes. Brownish dark color on edges and a big fat horizontal line in the middle. PS. She has thyroid problems.

Horizontal and vertical lines on big toes. Brownish dark color on edges and a big fat horizontal line in the middle. PS. She has thyroid problems.

More information: Hi Mahal,
More information about symptoms associated with the skin changes and other underlying medical illnesses would be helpful. Rashes and skin changes are more easily diagnosed with an in-person visit with a dermatologist. For thyroid related skin changes, I have found an article that may be helpful for you:

http://bit. Ly/2ixoqi3 ...Read more

Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


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Both my big toes have a burning sensation under the nail beds. They are cracking and bout to fall off! No thyroid problems and don't think its fungus!

Both my big toes have a burning sensation under the nail beds. They are cracking and bout to fall off! No thyroid problems and don't think its fungus!

Toenails: Your medical history is complicated. The problem with your toenails has many possible causes have them evaluated by a dermatologist. It could be due to an infectious (bacterial or fungal), or immunologic, or physical etiology. The burning may or may not be related to the cracking of your nails. ...Read more

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Full body numbness started in saddle area now even ears numb, MRI scan shows narrowing of spinal column between l4.L5 also have had thyroid problems i?

Full body numbness started in saddle area now even ears numb, MRI scan shows narrowing of spinal column between l4.L5 also have had thyroid problems i?

See below: Disk pathology in the lumbar spine would not cause your whole body to go numb. I would recommend you see a neurologist for further evaluation and clarification of your problem good luck thank you. ...Read more

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Toes get numb, do I have thyroid issues?

Toes get numb, do I have thyroid issues?

Maybe: There are many different reasons you can get numb toes....Thyroid issues is just one possibility. Numbness can be caused by lower back problems, diabetes, poor circulation, tarsal tunnel syndrome. I would suggest further work up. ...Read more

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Could IV fluids last night cause heavy arms, numb/tingly spreading from bk of neck? Similar to foot-fell-asleep feeling. 1lt ns/1 hr?

Could IV fluids last night cause heavy arms, numb/tingly spreading from bk of neck? Similar to foot-fell-asleep feeling. 1lt ns/1 hr?

Not likely: It is more likely that the position of your neck, while IV was being given, was such that it compressed the nerve roots in the neck which in turn caused your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can sciatica cause numbness in food? Have odd numb patch in one foot. Had normal neck and brain mri. Have neck kyphosis with cervical stenosis

Can sciatica cause numbness in food? Have odd numb patch in one foot. Had normal neck and brain mri. Have neck kyphosis with cervical stenosis

Yes it can: Spinal stenosis if bad enough can cause numbness but also foot drop. And location is important. It is best to have this investigated early so these symptoms can be reversed. The longer nerve compression symptoms persist the less likely they reverse ...Read more

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I awoke yesterday with NO feeling in both my legs. Left foot ankle is now swollen. Similar problems happe before:arms get numb, neck gets sore in sleep?

I awoke yesterday with NO feeling in both my legs. Left foot ankle is now swollen. Similar problems happe before:arms get numb, neck gets sore in sleep?

Doesn't sound good: Have you thought of going to see a medical doctor who can sort out what your problem might be? It would be particularly irresponsible, in my opinion, for any of us here to try and make a diagnosis of your problem, let alone, suggest some form of treatment. It would also seem to me, that you deserve to be evaluated by a physician in person. Do not take your health problems lightly and seek help. ...Read more

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Problems right now. Headaches, then sudden numbness in face., and left side numbness, foot numb, stiff neck, pain, distended artery left side neck, pain witch also hurts at left collar bone area below its near my heart left side. . Had a ultrasound

Problems right now. Headaches, then sudden numbness in face., and left side numbness, foot numb, stiff neck, pain, distended artery left side neck, pain witch also hurts at left collar bone area below its near my heart left side. . Had a ultrasound

Many symptoms: Those are a lot of symptoms. Tough to sort out which is the key. Some symptoms are a key to determining the cause, some are not. Take headaches for example. There are many different kinds. Are yours diffuse? Focused? Long lasting? Then numbness. How long does it last? Where is it, exactly?
What do you mean by a distended artery? Just some thoughts to start with. ...Read more

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When I crack my neck my toes go numb. They've looked at my neck with an X-ray and found nothing wrong. What could this be?

When I crack my neck my toes go numb. They've looked at my neck with an X-ray and found nothing wrong. What could this be?

Neck: You need to see a neurologist and get an MRI. Plain X-rays may not show anything. May be issues with your vertebra or nerves that come out between rhem ...Read more

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Last mnth I had right side numb from neck to toe. Now when I bend neck or lower back a current of tingling sensation runs through. What's wrong?

Last mnth I had right side numb from neck to toe. Now when I bend neck or lower back a current of tingling sensation runs through. What's wrong?

Entrapment: Possible nerve entrapment in neck or back secondary to injury and or deformities in area causing nerves to send irregular sensations ...Read more

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Hello. I have been having really bad neck pain but my neck is numb. I get really bad head aces and my fingers and toes go numb. Help?!

Hello. I have been having really bad neck pain but my neck is numb. I get really bad head aces and my fingers and toes go numb. Help?!

Cervical spine?: There are several potential causes for this, but the thing to be certain of is that you do not overlook a cervical spinal lesion. Go see a doctor and get this evaluated asap. Hope you are well soon. ...Read more

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I have a sharp electrical type pain that comes every now and then on my right side from my neck to my toes. Afterwards, my body is numb. What's wrong?

I have a sharp electrical type pain that comes every now and then on my right side from my neck to my toes. Afterwards, my body is numb. What's wrong?

Nerve impingement: Sounds like the electrical shooting pains are from nerve impingement. You may need to see a specialist to evaluate your neck, back, and hips. Hope this was helpful. ...Read more

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Went to chiropractor who did spine an neck treatment. Now my little toes feel numb? Should I worry?

Went to chiropractor who did spine an neck treatment. Now my little toes feel numb? Should I worry?

No: If the numbness is not associated with any motor weakness or bowel or bladder changes, it is probably safe to give it several days to see if it will resolve. If it does not get better, you would be well served to see a medical doctor for a complete exam and possibly an MRI. ...Read more

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An operation in neck that affect spinal cord as a lesion, I feel hotness, coldness and sometimes numbness n my legs that transfer from up till my toes?

An operation in neck that affect spinal cord as a lesion, I feel hotness, coldness and sometimes numbness n my legs that transfer from up till my toes?

Numbness: The cervical nerve roots innervate the upper body, the lumbar nerve roots innervate the lower extremity. Perhaps you have low back pathology. ...Read more

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I have a neck injury in my c5-c7 area and now the next to last toe on my left foot has went numb, are these related? Also what can I do to make it better?

I have a neck injury in my c5-c7 area and now the next to last toe on my left foot has went numb, are these related? Also what can I do to make it better?

Maybe: Depends on the history that lead to this. If lets say you sustained injury from a fall that lead to hitting the neck area then there is possibility that the discs or cervical vertebral body could have impacted the cervical cord. Numbness should be the least of your worries. Weakness, incontinence, poor balance are other red flags to look out for. If any of these, see a Neuro Sx or ortho spine. ...Read more

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I had a chiropractor appointment yesterday (just needed a little tweak to keep me in maintenance mode). I inquired about my R big toe feeling slightly numb for about 3 weeks. He did minor adjustments in my lower back, posterior shoulders and neck, and fel

I had a chiropractor appointment yesterday (just needed a little tweak to keep me in maintenance mode). I inquired about my R big toe feeling slightly numb for about 3 weeks. He did minor adjustments in my lower back, posterior shoulders and neck, and fel

Uncertain: I am uncertain what the diagnosis is and if the numbness in the toes related to anything the chiropractor did. Before we can answer such a question we need to know why your toe is numb. We need to have a clear clear clear diagnosis before you can answer this question. Toes can be numb from back problems or toes can be numb from local problems in the toes ...Read more

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Numbness in left toes & up to just above knee. Hiv/hsv1/hsv2 neg, fasting glucose 73, neck & lower back x-rays ok, neurologist found nothing. Help!

Numbness in left toes & up to just above knee. Hiv/hsv1/hsv2 neg, fasting glucose 73, neck & lower back x-rays ok, neurologist found nothing. Help!

See new doctor (s): Something has to be causing this issue. It sounds like a nerve from the lower leg or spine is being pinched. I would recommend you see a physical medicine doctor and perhaps have a nerve conduction velocity test and electromyogram (ncv and emg). If already done, possibly have a repeat test in case first test was faulty for some reason. Never hurts to get another opinion. ...Read more

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Any time I sit or lay on my right side pain shoots down from my neck to foot then goes numb?

Any time I sit or lay on my right side pain shoots down from my neck to foot then goes numb?

Cervical Spine: I would avoid putting any pressure on your neck and seek emergency imaging of your neck, cervical spine, especially if you have had any trauma to your neck. CT/MRI Head and spine indicated. Stay calm and see MD, good luck. ...Read more

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I have left shoulder pain x 10 days. H/o neck injury 11 yrs ago. With use of traction device pain in shoulder does improve numbness in lft hand &foot?

I have left shoulder pain x 10 days. H/o neck injury 11 yrs ago. With use of traction device pain in shoulder does improve numbness in lft hand &foot?

Probably referred: I would first look at your neck as the root of your shoulder pain and the numbness you are having. The fact that your feet and hands are going numb are a bit concerning espeically the feet. This could represent a central cord compression at the level of your neck. I would probably advise you see someone for this. ...Read more

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Numbness/ pain in sole of left foot along with soreness along back of neck and spine for 6 wks. Stool has also been very loose. Lyme titers were neg.

How old are you?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. We need age, country or state, and gender. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you, too! ...Read more

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Experiencing numb feeling in my lower right leg and foot, rashes on my neck and my bottom, and hair thinning. Always cold. What could this be?

Experiencing numb feeling in my lower right leg and foot, rashes on my neck and my bottom, and hair thinning. Always cold. What could this be?

Thyroid: Thinning hair and intolerance to cold are two signs of hypothyroidism. Numbness in the leg, and rashes, are not commonly associated with thyroid disorders so be sure to get checked out by a doc. ...Read more

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After a severe burn to sinuses 6 yrs later, can feel sinus drainage into scalp and down neck, ears pop, balance issues foot numbness. What tests?

After a severe burn to sinuses 6 yrs later, can feel sinus drainage into scalp and down neck, ears pop, balance issues foot numbness. What tests?

There R a few: Issues. Have u been having this issue for 6 years? How did u burn sinuses? I would see an ear nose and throat specialist but as a principle, nasal steroids would decrease inflammation, wash over eustachion tubes that drain into the back of the thrat and maybe help to drain the inner ear that mat be affecting balance. Drainage into scalp doesn't occur. Do you grind teeth at night or have insomnia? ...Read more

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6 months ago a 5 lb rubber mallet fell on my head still pain base of skull neck pain upper spine pain numbness major top right foot minor other limbs?

6 months ago a 5 lb rubber mallet fell on my head still pain base of skull neck pain upper spine pain numbness major top right foot minor other limbs?

Yeah...that'll smart: You may be suffering from the residua of POSTCONCUSSIVE syndrome (PCS). I don't know how you were at the type you got hit...for example, from what height did that hammer come down? You could calculate the amount of Force that you took on the head and neck using F=ma but I think seeing your doctor for a referral to a neurologist for possible PCS and management would be a good idea. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more