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I noticed my fingernails have a purple tint to the beds of them with my medical condition should I be worried?

I noticed my fingernails have a purple tint to the beds of them with my medical condition should I be worried?

Purple nail beds: Temperature changes such as cold may make the nail beds appear purple. In some cases it can be a sign of underlying cardiovascular disease. It is wise to ask your physician. ...Read more

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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The beds of my fingernails are a bluish purple color. And my toenails are also a grayish color. Even when I warn them they are still that color?

The beds of my fingernails are a bluish purple color. And my toenails are also a grayish color. Even when I warn them they are still that color?

How blue?: Discoloration of the fingernails has many causes - this may be a normal variant. Sometimes, this can be indicative of a low amount of hemoglobin or oxygen in the blood. It may be a good idea to check some bloodwork. ...Read more

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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.

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

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What can purple fingernails determine?

Nail polish?: Probably not nail polish. The blueness suggests blood flow issues in the tissue. A blockage in circulation is the suggestion. Your hands are cool? Is there any swelling? Do they change colors in the cold? I am assuming that the blueness is not in the nail at all but actually in the tissue of the fingers. We need to understand why you have these circulatory changes - vessel blockage? ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have purple lines on fingernails?

What does it mean if I have purple lines on fingernails?

Purple line on nail: Fingernails can have many different signs. Purple lines may represent a couple different things; mole/freckle at the nail base or splinter hemorrhage. The latter is not specific to any disease state, but may be a sign of something else that is going on. If you recently injured your nail bed, that might be a sign of bruising.

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/splinter_hemorrhage. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why are my fingernails turning purple?

Poor circulation?: It may be a sign on poor circulation, especially if it's cold. Sometimes medications or smoking is the culprit. Check with a doctor asap. ...Read more

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What could it mean if you have dark reddish purple horizontal lines come under all your fingernails?

What could it mean if you have dark reddish purple horizontal lines come under all your fingernails?

See a physician: I think the safest thing to do is see a doc. This could be nothing, just small trauma to your fingers, to certain deficiencies, to some pretty severe cardiac issues. Have you been extremely sick lately? Sometimes serious illness can cause this afterwards. Are you having any heart or breathing issues? If so see a doctor sooner. Without more history, I would say the safest thing is to see a dr. ...Read more

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Why are my fingernails purple when I wake up and I don't feel good circulation throughout my body. All the blood to the face and shoulders?

Why are my fingernails purple when I wake up and I don't feel good circulation throughout my body. All the blood to the face and shoulders?

Check it out: Could be serious. Blue or purple fingernails and fingers can be due to pooling of blood and is often lack of oxygen to the tissues. Can occur in fingers or toes. This can happen if cold to some people but we see as an effect of low oxygen at night, specifically with sleep either due to obstruction or other causes. Blood test (hemoglobin count) can be helpful as can a sleep study. ...Read more

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Three days ago my left index finger started turning purple and hurting fingernail now it's for work and fingers and their injury and then I'm a sales?

Three days ago my left index finger started turning purple and hurting fingernail now it's for work and fingers and their injury and then I'm a sales?

Purple finger: Please seek medical attention in ER, purple finger usually reflects decreased blood flow from ischemia (vessel issues) or autoimmune condition like Raynauds, rarely signs of endocarditis, possible injury w/ hematoma under the nail (did you hit it?). Please go to day to ER or urgent care for evaluation ...Read more

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What could be the cause of purple fingernails? I lose circulation easily and have shortness of breath

What could be the cause of purple fingernails? I lose circulation easily and have shortness of breath

Purple Fingernails: Anemia can cause the nailbeds to become pail, giving a whitish look to it. If the nailbeds are bluish/purple it may be a sign on poor circulation, especially if it's cold. Check with a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Slammed pinkie in car door yesterday. I can bend my finger, but it's pink and bruised on the bottom and my fingernail has a dark purple splotch. Isok??

Slammed pinkie in car door yesterday. I can bend my finger, but it's pink and bruised on the bottom and my fingernail has a dark purple splotch. Isok??

Nailbed injury: The purple discoloration under your nail indicates bleeding from the nailbed with an associated nailbed injury. Will usually heal on its own with nail acting as a splint. If painful create a hole in the nail over the blood with flame heated paperclip to decompress. ...Read more

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I have purple fingernails and purple lips since childhood, I am 30 now. No doctor was able to tell me what problem I have.?

I have purple fingernails and purple lips since childhood, I am 30 now. No doctor was able to tell me what problem I have.?

Purple lips and nail: Since you have had the condition since childhood you might have congenital methemoglobinemia secondary to pyruvate kinase deficiency. I assume you've had all kinds of tests to tule out other causes. Another possibility might be due to a raynauds phenomenon ...Read more

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I am anemic and taking iron 65mg X2 per day. I noticed that my toenails and fingernails have a purple tint to them. Is this normal? Ekg, chest x-rays, lipid panel, BP, oxygen level, cbc all normal except hemoglobin 11.3 and ferritin 4.3.

I am anemic and taking iron 65mg X2 per day. I noticed that my toenails and fingernails have a purple tint to them. Is this normal? Ekg, chest x-rays, lipid panel, BP, oxygen level, cbc all normal except hemoglobin 11.3 and ferritin 4.3.

Anemia: Your anemia probably from blood loss, that is the most common reason to be anemic in a female of your age provided you still menstruate. The purple tint to the nails does not sound like from the mild anemia you claim, some it could be from vasospasm, Are you a smoker that can cause peripheral vascular problem. ...Read more

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