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Ideal Length Of Nails
Fine red line down the length of nail, my nail grows up on both sides but not after the end of line. What can I do? Any suggestions?
See a podiatrist: Need to see a podiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more
What causes horizontal indents on only both the thumb nails, they come regularly and have equal length between indents.
Frequently nutrition: But sometimes systemic disease. Get a full exam. ...Read more
How far does the testing for a hair follicle and nail drug test go back? I am getting conflicting answers on both tests. I have been told 90-120 days or longer for hair follicle depending on length of hair and up to 1 1/2-2 1/2 years for nail testing.
Varies: The hair testing numbers are about right, with hair growing about 1/2 inch per month, and the average length of hair tested being 1 1/2 inches, which is about 90 days. Nails give 4-6 months at usual lengths. If you never cut them, or have very very long nails, you could get 1-2 years, but that is not common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Right thumbnail has a bluelish/black line down the length of the nail just off center towards the right (palm down)?
Its possibly: normal, but melanomas of the nails present sometimes like that I would get it checked out especially if no trauma to nail was involved ...Read more
I have a persistent thin black line that runs the length of my nail. Other than subungual melanoma, what might this represent?
Melanonychia: Melanonychia is black line that runs the nail. It can represent many diagnosis, and subungal melanoma is one of them. It could also be a splinter hemorrhage which can be benign or as a sign of a serious heart condition. Other causes of the black line could be a fungal or bacterial infection, and and many others possibilities. A dermatologist can help you figure out what's going on. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do my hands look completly different from one another ? The length of my fingers are not the same length and completly different nail beds.
Vascular issue?: A very noticable difference can be due to decrease blood flow to one of your arms. You will need to see you doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
I broke my finger two months ago and the nail just came back to full length. I do still have a "chubby" finger is that swelling or fluid of some sort?
Swelling: Swelling is very common in finger injuries and can last much longer than the symptoms of the injury itself. The swelling can take months to go away. Nails normally take quite some time to normalize after an injury. Nail growth slows after injury and can look unusual when it immediately grows back. Your nail could take a full year to look like the other nails. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers