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Line Thumb Nail
Noticed brown line on thumb nail and a visited Dermotologist but this not fungal infection and said to follow up for nail
I am really scared.
May be from injury: Sometimes trauma/injury to the nail can cause bleeding from under the nail, which then can cause brown areas under the nail or on the nail itself. I would watch it and see if grows along with your nail. If it does, then you can eventually clip it off when you clip that part of your nail off. ...Read more
My boyfriend has a black line on his thumb nail .. What does it mean ? How can it go away ? Is it something to be worried about ? He hasn't smashed it
Black line: This probably is going to last for a while. Unfortunately, there seems to be no explanation to the process. It won't hurt to check out with a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have a line in the thumb nail, seems 2 be hollow, kind of greyish, i have been trying to lose weight , have other lines but not too apparent
I have a line under my thumb nail. It's like a red color. Also have a growth under my nail at the top of the line. Feels like a hang nail. Any ideas?
Not unusual: dont treat it unkess it gets karger i which case you should see dermatologist ...Read more
I have a beau line at my right thumb nail only...6mm=60days ago i understand..Is it something to worry about? The base line is depressed ..
Trauma?: A horizontal growth line that is depressed and likely appeared after trauma (as other causes like illness, dietary deficiency would effect all nails) is not a health concern. After such events, it takes a cpl wks to see the line, and as growth occurs, the line will grow out and a new nail will form underneath/pushing old nail out. It will remodel over 6 months. Don't be concerned b 4 then. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I noticed a single gray line, appearing on my thumb nail, which goes from the tip of the nail to end.Vertically.Could this be a sign of a deficiency?
Probably benign: The diagnosis that seems to most closely fit with your description (without a picture) is melanonychia striata, which is most common in the thumb. It results from increased melanin deposit in the nail plate. This can be caused by bleeding into the nail plate, a small foreign body, fungal infection or wart, or tumor-like growth of melanocyte. A skilled dermatologist needs to examine it for you. ...Read more
2 days ago i got2 thin black line beneath my left thumb nail, i go to dermatologist to see if it melanoma.She think the lines too vague that it isnt , she said if it is, it should be thick&darker.T/f?
A year ago I found a brown line in my thumb finger nail. It was almost transparent and now it has become darker. Melanoma?
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
Have it looked at: Sometimes if there is blood under the nail a small hole can be made with a special drill and the nail can be saved. The idea is to prevent injury to the nail bed from which the nail grows. ...Read more
Melanonychia: Melanonychia is brown or black pigmentation of the nail unit. Melanonychia commonly presents as pigmented band arranged lengthwise along the nail unit, and this presentation is known as longitudinal melanonychia (lm) or melanonychia striata. The most concerning cause of melanonychia is subungual melanoma, although a variety of other causes can induce melanonychia. ...Read more
Thumb nail uproot after injury. Suggest how to cure it and how much time will it take to recover.
No cure: If the nail is loose or hanging, it should be removed...then keep the nailbed clean and even wrapped if it is raw....it may take 3-5 months to grow in fully.....dr. wellner ...Read more