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Recurring Fingernail Symptoms
Are splinter looking brown lines under fingernails something to worry about? There aren't any other symptoms present.
Trauma vs infection: The most common cause of splinter like hemorrhages seen through the nail in the ail bed, come from trauma. I've had them in the past from tapping my nails on the desk. I had to break the habit. Splinter hemorrhages as signs of infection are more often seen at the base of the nail near the cuticle. Again, the most common cause of these hemorrhages is trauma, even as minor as tapping your nail. ...Read more
I am noticing deep ridges on my fingernails. Is this a symptom of something? I am a 65 year old female.
Hard : Hard to tell without a picture. Depends a bit on the orientation of the ridges (vertical vs. Horizontal). Vertical ridging running the length of the nail is common (genetically) and also typically a normal sign of aging, whereas horizontal ridging is caused by other factors. I would recommend you see a dermatologist for further evaluation. I hope that helps. ...Read more
My 7 months old has 3 fingernails that have started to regrow underneath the old ones... Overlapping. No other symptoms. What and why is this ?
My 7 month old baby's three fingernails have started to regrow. No other symptoms. Is this normal and why is this happening ?
Is yellowing of the fingernails a symptom of sjögren's syndrome? I was diagnosed with sjogrens and just noticed a yellowing of the fingernails
It shouldn't: Bluish fingertips/nails, or cyanosis, is a reflection of a low oxygen content in the blood. You should be evaluated by a medical professional with a pulse oximeter (painless test that just requires a fingertip probe). If low oxygen content is ruled out, another cause can be the raynaud phenomenon. ...Read more
Not likely: Nails or skin under nails? I can not think of a way to change color of your nails, but skin under nails typically reflects amount of oxygen being carried by red cells. Bright red means full of oxygen and blue means depleted. Other disorders can also cause discoloration, but if new or associated with shortness of breath will need an explanation soon. ...Read more
I was recently diagnosed with anemia and my fingernails are turning a yellowish color. Is this a common symptom?
No, but: If your nails are turning yellow, you may have jaundice, which can be associated with certain types of anemia. In that case, your urine should be dark like tea, and your eyes may be yellow. Otherwise, being very pale can make your nails appear yellow though they may not be. Find out why you are anemic by making an appointment with your doctor or a hematologist. ...Read more
Why do my fingernails hurt...I don't wear polish and have no other symptoms except some small fluid retention on my right side.. Same side that nails?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can find out what is the best treatment. ...Read more
Pain of prying ingrown fingernail from infected skin cause shock-like symptoms (dizzy, sweaty, low hr, tired). No blood. Can pain cause shock? Dangerous?
The subjective: Experience of pain can do a lot of things to an individual and is best avoided at all costs. In your case i would recommend stop manipulating your fingernail (lots of pain receptors there) and let your doctor take a look. ...Read more
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