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What can purple fingernails determine ?

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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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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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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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?

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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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

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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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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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