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I alwase feel cold and spell .My nail is pale, dry, and without color .Is it mean that I am bloodless?

I alwase feel cold and spell .My nail is pale, dry, and without color .Is it mean that I am bloodless?

No: You can't live without your blood circulating all the time. It sounds like you need to visit the doctor to find out why you feel this way all the time so you can get better ...Read more

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I had blood in my urine but it cleared up and went away after a few days i also noticed part of the top half of my nails became pale is any of this a cause for concern I have no pain just anxiety symptoms I have no insurance please help?

I had blood in my urine but it cleared up and went away after a few days i also noticed part of the top half of my nails became pale is any of this a cause for concern I have no pain just anxiety symptoms I have no insurance please help?

Need urinalysis: You may have a cancer, stones, or kidney disease. Despite lack of insurance, would invest a $100 or so at urgent care to get a urinalysis and bmp (basic metabolic profile) which shows if blood is still there under microscope and will show if you have a kidney disease. ...Read more

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Up by my lunula on all nails but thumbs, my nails appear pale. It then returns to normal coloring after. My hands are cold a lot & no other symptoms?

Up by my lunula on all nails but thumbs, my nails appear pale. It then returns to normal coloring after. My hands are cold a lot & no other symptoms?

Have it looked at.: You also have dry eyes. If your hands or fingers hurt or blanch when exposed to the cold (raynauds phenomena) given your age and gender i'd have this looked into. There is an uncommon disorder's may need to be excluded. Avoid agents that vasoconstrict like nicotine and caffeine if possible. ...Read more

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A few days ago I noticed my nails have this pale mark along the top of the end of all my nails. Is it nothing or an indication of something else?

A few days ago I noticed my nails have this pale mark along the top of the end of all my nails. Is it nothing or an indication of something else?

Normal: This is a totally normal finding in the vast majority of people. If you have excessive brittle nails or white line in the middle of the nail it could be a sign of a vitamin deficiency and needs evaluation, but what you described is normal. No need to worry! ...Read more

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Hi doctor I have a coloring under my nail ... Its a pale reddish color its only on 2 of my fingers .. What do you think that might be pic in med fils

Hi doctor I have a coloring under my nail ... Its a pale reddish color its only on 2  of my fingers .. What do you think that might be pic in med fils

Red Under Nail: Red to dark brown spots or patches subungal hematomas (bleeding under the nail) may initially appear as a red to maroon or dark brown spot or patch. Usually this occurs as a result of an injury. Over time, this spot or patch to a purple or brown-gray color. ...Read more

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Hi my nail is dry and pale also my skin is pale is this normal ? Thanx

Hi my nail is dry and pale also my skin is pale is this normal ?   Thanx

Anemia: Pale skin & nails may be due to anemia if this is new for you. Best to go see your doctor for evaluation & diagnosis plus treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for appearance of a pale brown line along the nail since more than five years? The lady is 62 year old

What could be the reason for appearance of a pale brown line along the nail since more than five years? The lady is 62 year old

Mole: Solitary pigmentary streaks along a nail can be due a mole developing in the nail matrix, the portion of the nail under the cuticle the grows the nail plate. The streak may also be idiopathic benign pigmentary streaking. In some cases, however the streaking may represent a dangerous growth such as a melanoma. In this case, the streak can affect the cuticle too. See a dermatologist to evaluate. ...Read more

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Good Morning, I'm experiencing intermittent numbness in my right pointer finger at the tip. The nail bed becomes pale & lasts under 5 min. Thx?

Good Morning,
I'm experiencing intermittent numbness in my right pointer finger at the tip. The nail bed becomes pale & lasts under 5 min. Thx?

Numbness=perception&: complex with many possible reasons. However paleness (vs. pink) nail bed always=result of color of red blood cells in capillaries close enough to surface to see. So if nailbed becomes pale (without outside mechanical pressure to oppose blood flow) then this clearly represents a change in blood flow to capillaries in the nail bed, ? advanced arterial disease, Raynaud's syndrome &/or ?ed O2? ...Read more

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I am having two pale black vertical streaks on left thumb nail which are <1 mm in width , both are parallel to each other. Is it Subungual melanoma ?

I am having two pale black vertical streaks on left thumb nail which are <1 mm in width , both are parallel to each other. Is it Subungual melanoma ?

No: subungual melanoma is a pigmented lesion that grows in a similar manner to cutaneous melanoma. Streaks along the nail are from contact and are probably not subungual. Subungual melanomas are aggressive and probably require, if shown to be melanoma, amputation of the digit. ...Read more