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Nails: There are many nutrients that might cause nail striations but depends usually on the actual appearance of the change to define reason.. For example protein malnutrition can cause bumpy striations, zinc deficiency can cause white marks as can some other factors not related to deficiencies. ...Read more
I've had a previous punch biopsy on the thumb of my right(dominant) hand. The labs back with no abnormal cells. I have another black striation on the same digit but different place on the nail. Is this normal? Do I need to have this biopsied as well? I am
Splinter hemorrhage?: A splinter hemorrhage is an area of old blood under the nail from an injury to the nail or from an infection of the heart called endocarditis. You mention having had a punch biopsy previously, so it may have been related to that, but it would be wise to review this with your doctor so a possible infection is not missed. ...Read more
Soft nails: A number of concubines can result in linear striations poor nutritional state, low vitamin levels. Two products which can strengthen the nails are deramanail and genedur. The addition of oral digestive enzymes is useful for strengthening weak nails according dr jonathan wright of the tahoma clinic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thinning : Usually just associated with thinning nails and not necessarily systemic disease. ...Read more
I have vertical striations unstop of my fingernails . I read somewhere that this is a sign of fibromyalgia, which i just happen to have. Is this true?
Had vag u/s. Rt ov sm cyst left ov larger cyst w/striations which doc seems concerns. Taking both ov out in 4 days. Why exactly is striations ?
Second opinion: It is a big leap for me to make to suggest that a second opinion might be worthwhile, but i would suggest to you the following: 1. The right ovary sounds normal - why couldn't they just perform an ovarian cystectomy? 2. I would need more details about the left to give you an opinion to take both ovaries out would make you menopausal. If this is not necessry, saving an ovary might be good! ...Read more
I have either autoimmune pandysautonomia or paraneoplastic syndrome. My anti striational antibody was positive. I have metastatic thyroid ca. Which?
Why is happening: Determine why the starvation is occurring. Is this lack of funds? Is it due to some form of abuse? Or is it from some internal metabolic or physical problem preventing eating? Determine the cause and then if possible provide the needed nutrition on a gradually increasing basis until the body in question normalizes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
While U drop Wt: By definition when you r forcing the body to burn fat & not allowing your body to get energy from the food u eat, u r n starv mode. As long as the intake is healthy and the body burns fat instead of muscle u are in good shape. The 2 words have gotten a bad wrap because of the useless fad diets people use to drop weight, & end up burning muscle. The key is to use medicine to help in wt loss. ...Read more