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Doctor insights on: What Causes Increased Curvature Nails

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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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I read that only having moons on thumbs bottom of nail is an increased risk of cancer cause of angiogenesis is this true? I'm worried now

I read that only having moons on thumbs bottom of nail is an increased risk of cancer cause of angiogenesis is this true? I'm worried now

No: Once again, this is simply made up. "Angiogenesis"? That means "making blood vessels", and the white lunules aren't even especially vascular. Someone's got an overly active imagination or is messing with you. I'm sorry there's stuff like this online. Phone the folks at the anatomy department of your local medical school, or compare with your friends.

Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Is a little curve in penis to the left normal? Can masturbation using left hand cause it? What are the causes and easy solutions for penis curvature?

Is a little curve in penis to the left normal? Can masturbation using left hand cause it? What are the causes and easy solutions for penis curvature?

Varitions: In penis and other body parts MAY fall w/in normal variation. To be sure, please see your doctor/urologist. More extreme penis curves, sometimes painful to partner, is called Peyronie's Disease. Your doc will know and help if needed. Peace and good health.

Dr. Natarajan Raman Dr. Raman
Radiation Oncology
29 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Might exposure to second hand smoke during childhood cause an increased risk of lung cancer in my later years?

Might exposure to second hand smoke during childhood cause an increased risk of lung cancer in my later years?

Yes: Second hand smoking can cause an increased risk of cancer. Google us department of health and human services the health consequences of smoking: a report of the surgeon general. Atlanta, georgia: centers for disease control and prevention, office on smoking and health, 2004.

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Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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What causes rippled nails?

What causes rippled nails?

Verticle Nail Ridges: Vertical nail ridges are fairly common and nothing to worry about. Vertical nail ridges extend from the cuticle to the tip of the nail. Vertical nail ridges often become more numerous or prominent with age, possibly due to variations in cell turnover within the nail. If your fingernails change color or you develop horizontal nail ridges, consult your doctor.

Dr. Adam Bodian Dr. Bodian
Dermatology
31 years in practice
Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine
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What causes nail clubbing?

What causes nail clubbing?

Many causes`: There are many causes of nail clubbing. The most common is lung disease, then heart disease, gastrointestinal (as malabsorbtion), liver disease (cirrhosis), thyroid and even a congenital born defect called eisenmenger syndrome.

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What causes ridges in the nails?

What causes ridges in the nails?

Trauma or illness: If only one nail is involved it could be due to trauma from approximately 4-6 months ago. The nail is made in the nail matrix which is right beneath the cuticle. Thus, it is easy to injure this area. However, if all nails are involved look back 4-6 months ago...Did you have a high fever or surgery? Stresses such as these can give ridges in multiple nails. See your doctor for further eval.

Dr. Alan Ettinger Dr. Ettinger
Podiatry
45 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Dr. Eric Abrams Dr. Abrams
Podiatry
26 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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White horizontal lines through my nails, what is this caused by?

White horizontal lines through my nails, what is this caused by?

Beau's or Meuhrke's: Beau's lines are raised white lines, often a result of systemic disease or trauma, creating an uneven white horizontal line. Muehrcke's lines are smooth and are usually seen when blood protein levels are low. The reason for the low protein state can vary from kidney disease to liver disease to malnutrition - among other causes. See a dermatologist.

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Dr. Donald Alves Dr. Alves
Emergency Medicine
20 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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Most of my nails have vertical lines on them. What can cause this? .

Most of my nails have vertical lines on them. What can cause this? .

Mostly genetics: Vertical are usually due to your personal make-up, although potentially chronic vitamin deficiency could contribute. A periodic multivitamin would not hurt, but more likely only an occasional manicure will "cure" the prolem.

Dr. Albert Pizzo Dr. Pizzo
Family Medicine
56 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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Why are there ridges on my nails? What causes them? And can it be cured?

Why are there ridges on my nails? What causes them? And can it be cured?

Nail ridges: Most people have some ridges on their nails and this is normal. If ridges are new or different, then see your doctor for a diagnosis.

Dr. Stuart Hickerson Dr. Hickerson
Family Medicine
28 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Dr. Antoanella Calame Dr. Calame
Dermatology
15 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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What causes pitted or ridged nails? Is there something wrong or is it normal?

What causes pitted or ridged nails? Is there something wrong or is it normal?

PossibleBeau's Lines: The indentations can appear when growth at the area under the cuticle is interrupted by injury or severe illness. Conditions associated with beau's lines include uncontrolled diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, as well as illnesses associated with a high fever, such as scarlet fever, measles, mumps and pneumonia. Beau's lines can also also be a sign of zinc deficiency.

Dr. Tyra Harris Dr. Harris
Family Medicine
12 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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I noticed my nails are bright pink? Been a fairly sudden change, what are causes?

I noticed my nails are bright pink? Been a fairly sudden change, what are causes?

High elevation?: Your symptoms don't sound classic for anything I can think of, but if you are living or visiting a region with high elevation, your body will make more blood cells to increase oxygenation. This could cause pink nails, but so could red or pink dyes, trauma, hemorrhage under the nail. If it doesn't go away soon, see your regular doctor for a work up.

Dr. Martin Fried Dr. Fried
General Practice
32 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Need expert advice. What health problem or nutrition problem could cause my nails to split?

Need expert advice. What health problem or nutrition problem could cause my nails to split?

See below: •Brittle nails may occur due to medical problems, including gland (endocrine system) diseases, tuberculosis, Sjögren syndrome, and malnutrition. •People with other skin diseases, such as lichen planus and psoriasis, as well as people taking oral medications made from vitamin A, may also develop nail splitting- the most common cause of split nails is from frequent wetting and drying of hands-

Dr. Carrie Cannon Dr. Cannon
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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My nails seem to keep splitting in layers on the tips. What causes that. Could I be lacking something?

My nails seem to keep splitting in layers on the tips. What causes that. Could I be lacking something?

Nail Dystrophy: Harsh chemicals, too much water exposure, acrylic nails, psoriasis, hypothyroidism, nail-biting, deficiency in biotin and B vitamins, fungal infections can all cause it. Please see your primary care physician or dermatologist to rule out medical causes and let your nails rest. Jello. Bag balm. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-living/adult-health/expert-answers/split-fingernails/faq-20058182

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Dr. Robert Jackson Dr. Jackson
Dermatology
39 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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What causes white nails?

Many: There are many causes. See dermatologist to discuss this.

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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What causes horizontal nail ridges (beau's nails)?

What causes horizontal nail ridges (beau's nails)?

Beau's lines: Some are infection in nail bed, injury, skin disease, low calcium, chemotherapy drugs.

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Dr. Morris Westfried Dr. Westfried
Dermatology
42 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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What causes nail pitting in adults?

What causes nail pitting in adults?

Psoriasis: This is feature of psoriasis and occasionally alopecia areata., allergic hair loss. It is rarely seen in other conditions.

Dr. Barry Press Dr. Press
Surgery - Plastics
40 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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What are the possible causes of thumb nail pain?

What are the possible causes of thumb nail pain?

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.