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Pain Under Fingernail
I have a throbbing pain under my fingernail that came all of a sudden. It hurts when i press on it, and also hurts just sitting there. What is this?
My whole life I have had a severe invisible itch under a single point of 1 fingernail. I spend hours a day ripping the nail off trying to get at it, causing extreme chronic pain. What could this be?
Well: I'm sure you have had it examined; a dermatologist would be the best to evaluate; lets say thats done, no evidence of tissue damage. It has turined into a feedback loop and could be causing or related to anxiety and problematic behvior. An snri medication, like Cymbalta 30mg, may affect ascending nerve conduction and the anxiety behind the behavior, the feedback loop less w/time, better control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi Doc, I have a sharp shooting pain in my left index finger and thumb, its more of under my fingernail what could be the cause?
What might cause swelling in ankles, under eyes, and a red, purplish tint to fingernail beds? Also have some gastrointestinal trouble and pain rt ab.
See your doctor: Your history has listed hypothyroid and diabetes on insulin pump; in addition, your symptoms are vague and can be caused by so many things. I would recommend making an appointment with your physician to discuss your symptoms. That way they can ask the proper f/u questions and better understand what you are noticing AND they can examine you (which is an important part when you are c/o abd pain) ...Read more
Under fingernails there is skin growing and it is really irritating. I thought it was a piece of dirt and I tried to get it out but it was painful.
Fingernail problem: There are many reasons for the deformation of the fingernails. Among these are some very important systemic diseases. Many facets of fingernail growth are assessed by dermatologist when she or he he looks at them. See a dermatologist now. No excuses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've noticed small/thin black lines keep appearing under the tips of my fingernails over the past few days. What could this be from?
Splinters: Thin longitudinal black lines under fingernails can be what doctors call "splinters" & can reflect tiny blood clot emboli that get caught there, where there are end arteries & capillaries. Such tiny clots end up there after being generated inside left chambers of heart. Cardiologist exam indicated & urgently if dizzy, feverish, chest pain, irregular heart beats or shortness of breath. ...Read more
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