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Fingernails (Definition)

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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I had a surgery because I broke my left arm and some time later my finger nail is like its moulding away slowly an I have a lump near my fingernail?

I had a surgery because I broke my left arm and some time later  my finger nail is like its moulding away slowly an I have a lump near my fingernail?

Fingernail: I don't know if the two are related. Without seeing your nail and the lump we can't really say what it is. A trip to your doctor is indicated for evaluation. ...Read more

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My fingernail has a giant lump near the middle and the nail is not growing back?

My fingernail has a giant lump near the middle and the nail is not growing back?

Sounds like: you may have an "exostosis" (bony growth) originating from your "phalanx" the bone at the tip of your finger. If this is growing it can interfere with the nail. Get it checked out!! Not serious but may be a cosmetic issue Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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My grandmother has a small bruise on her upper-inner arm and it has a fingernail sized lump underneath, she only noticed it a few days ago, cancerous?

My grandmother has a small bruise on her upper-inner arm and it has a fingernail sized lump underneath, she only noticed it a few days ago, cancerous?

No tumor: lump appearing under a bruise frequently results from hematoma consolidating to produce a palpable lesion. Tumors take time to develop. In rare instances a tumor appears at site of bruise but from a pre-existing cancer, removed and appeared under control. This lesion should be watched to assure no further growth and if not resolved while clinically stable, should have excisional bx ...Read more

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Toothache come and goes, 2 fingernail size lumps under chin/jaw and lips swollen, do you know what this could be?

Toothache come and goes, 2 fingernail size lumps under chin/jaw and lips swollen, do you know what this could be?

Could be abscess...: But that is only a guess since you cannot be examined over the internet. Please see a local dentist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Hard lump on my little finger in front of last joint but before the fingernail slightly to the side, not painful to touch but hurts if i squeeze it.

Hard lump on my little finger in front of last joint but before the fingernail slightly to the side, not painful to touch but hurts if i squeeze it.

Ganglion cyst?: By your description, it is probably a small ganglion cyst. This is a mucus-filled inflammatory cyst which arises from joints, most commonly on the hand or wrist. There are other causes. I suggest you seek the counsel of a hand specialist, either orthopedic or plastic surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ive been very itchy in my right arm pit for a week and kept scratching with long fingernails still itchy and now there's a little lump under the skin?

Ive been very itchy in my right arm pit for a week and kept scratching with long fingernails still itchy and now there's a little lump under the skin?

Lump: If it was just itchy probably deodrant or did you break the skin to make a lump donot play with it .let MD feel it and see the size and follow ...Read more

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I cut my nail short all of them grew back apart from ring finger nail there's a redish lump on the other side of my nail and it's not grown back yet?

I  cut my nail short all of them grew back apart from ring finger nail there's a redish lump on the other side of my nail and it's not grown back yet?

Myxoid Cyst or other: Without a picture is very hard to judge what this lesion may be. The leading contender is that clipping the males have nothing to do with the problem, but other diagnoses need to discuss. There is a problem called myxoid cyst which is a mucous cyst below the near and of the nail. Another but possibly even more important diagnosis is that there is a felon near your nail. A felon in regard to the ma. ...Read more

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A red sore lump around the size of a finger nail has reappeared near my groin. Feels moist. Could it be herpes?

A red sore lump around the size of a finger nail has reappeared near my groin. Feels moist. Could it be herpes?

Probably not herpes: Herpes almost never shows up with a single red sore lump, certainly not this large. And genital herpes doesn't commonly occur in the groin. This sounds like an infected cyst or similar skin infection. ...Read more

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A sore flesh coloured lump.about the size of a finger nail has reoccurred on my upper thigh. It is moist and peeling. Could it be herpes?

A sore flesh coloured lump.about the size of a finger nail has reoccurred on my upper thigh. It is moist and peeling. Could it be herpes?

Likely a wart: This is not herpes. If you have a photo -you could show that to a HealthTap doctor or even go see a doctor in the office, I'm sure they could tell you what it is. If you see a doctor in the office, they may even be able to take care of it then and there with cryotherapy for example. Herpes is painful and is characterized by red blister like rashes. It would be good to get more info about your case ...Read more

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What causes a horizontal ridge or bump on a fingernail?

What causes a horizontal ridge or bump on a fingernail?

NAIL RIDGE FINGER: A SINGLE HORIZONTAL FINGERNAIL RIDGE IS HARMLESS. IT DEPENDS ON WHICH NAIL, WHEN IT BEGAN, WHAT HABIT DO YOU HAVE WITH THAT PARTICULAR NAIL, AND MORE OF A HISTORY. IT SOUND BENIGN AND HARMLESS. IF YOU ARE CONCERNED, SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. ...Read more

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I have a bump under my thumbnail. No other fingernails are affected. I have hypothyroidism. What could be the cause?

If your thyroid: Level has been normalized by the proper amount of brand name T4 replacement, the bump is not due to your thyroid. There are many possible causes. Have your doctor take a look at it and help figure it out. ...Read more

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My finger nail has a darker pink color sorrounding the white part at the beginning and a bump in the middle that evens out at the end what can it be?

My finger nail has a darker pink color sorrounding the white part at the beginning and a bump in the middle that evens out at the end what can it be?

Nail damage : this suggest you have nail damage. It does not say what it's from. It could be due to the systemic illness, mechanical or even trauma or damage in this sort. Ask your physician to have you see a dermatologist who can help clarify the cause of this. ...Read more