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Pain Under Thumb Nail
Nerve: The symptoms suggest nerve impingement -probably a carpal tunnel type problem unless there has been an injury or signs of inflammation in the thumb area. If symptoms persist after avoiding stress on the wrist and thumb, consult a hand SURGEON for evaluation and treatment suggestions like a temporary splint or brace, for example.
I have had extreme pain under my thumb nail bed for 2 years. I had an xray but it showed nothing. Not sensitive to cold. Could it be a tumor?
Yes ; no: It would be wise to have your family physician refer you to a dermatologist.
I am experiencing pain under my right thumb nail, it's pains inside that I couldn't define what was it most specially when I press it. What do u think?
Need follow-up: It could be that something got under the nail bed. If it continues see a Physician.
I have severe pain under my right thumb nail bed since 7 months......It pais when I pressed on it?
? Glomus tumor: This could be a glints tumor.Get a more detailed answer ›
I just got this sharp throbbing pain under my right thumb nail. It just started out of nowhere. Its been hurting for about 15 minutes now.?
Without knowing: More detail about your history, it's hard to say. It could be many things, but if it really came out of nowhere and there is no swelling, redness or discoloration, the source of the pain may not be under the nail, but rather a nerve further up that's being impinged, causing your brain to "think" the pain is coming from the nail. Try come ice and take a tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin or see your md.
Trauma most common: Injury would be the most common cause. It can be caused by infections around the nail (paronychia) or rarely by tumors under the nail. It is difficult to be any more precise than this without examining your thumb.
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.
Not unusual: Don't treat it unkess it gets karger I which case you should see dermatologist
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.
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.
I have light brown lines on both of my thumbs and my nails are kinda bumpy like horizontal ridges?
Nails as a mirror: Nail and skin changes could be reflective of systemic or local diseases. When did you notice these changes? Are you pushing your cuticles down causing nail bed trauma? Do you have any other symptoms and/or chronic diseases? Is your diet balanced - are you taking enough minerals and vitamins?
The upper half of my left thumb on the inside (not around the nail) suddenly turned blue. What is this?
Vein rupture: Did you hit your thumb or bump it, right before? Sometimes people can have a small venous malformation from birth. You will need to find a phlebologist who knows how to scan with ultrasound. Have your primary care refer after exam. Www.phlebology.org.
My thumb nail is split vertically and I can never grow it out because of this. What would cause this to happen?
Injury: Injury to the base of the nail is the usual cause of splitting like what you are describing.
I have a deep indent in my right thumb nail. It came out of no where and I do not know if I should worry about it.
I have one said of my thumb nail blacking and thick. Each time I cut it off it grows back the same. What is causing this?
See your doctor: You should have your doctor look at it if it persists.
Often notice horizontal ridges on thumb nail, usually only one nail. Currently there are 2 horizontal on one nail. What could cause this?
If only on ONE: Nail it usually indicates TRAUMA to that cuticle at a remote time (often seen with manicures) Multiple horizontal ridges indicate an ILLNESS or NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCY at the time of the nail growth. Hope this helps NOTE THYROID conditions have been associated with nail abnormalities.
I slammed my thumb in a car door three weeks ago. The nail has turned black shortly after, but now there is a foul odor. Should I be concerned?
Yes: The nail bed is covered in old blood that alone would not be a concern but with foul odor implies tissue destruction and infection. Needs to be properly evaluated by your doctor.