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Whats relationship between curved fingernails and edema?

Whats relationship between curved fingernails and edema?

Nail clubbing: Causes of clubbing:- congenital injuries severe chronic cyanosis, lung diseases like empyema, bronchiactesis, carcinoma of bronchus and pulmonary tuberculosis.Abdominal diseases like crohn’s disease, polyposis of colon, ulcerative colitis, liver cirrhosis ect…heart diseases like fallot’s tetralogy, subacute bacterial endocarditis and ect.. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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I have curved fingernails like cat's claws and clubbed tips. The middle and ring fingernails also twist when long enough why is this?

I have curved fingernails like cat's claws and clubbed tips. The middle and ring fingernails also twist when long enough why is this?

Fingernail issues: All fingernails tend to curve somewhat when they are long enough. Without seeing how bad yours are, is hard to tell whether they are outside of "normal". I am not sure what makes you want to have long fingernails, but if they are normal length (within your fingertips), they should not curve. ...Read more

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How do curved fingernails from heart disease look?

How do curved fingernails from heart disease look?

It's not just...: ...The nails; the fingertips widen, and the nails curve around the fingertips. It is caused by extra connective tissue that the body makes to compensate for the heart's inability to pump enough oxygen to the skin. But there are literally dozens of other kinds of nail abnormalities; if the appearance of your fingernails has changed, see a doctor; it might not be your heart at all. ...Read more

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How does heart disease etc. Cause curved fingernails?

How does heart disease etc. Cause curved fingernails?

Curved nails: Curved fingernails are characterized by the curving down of the tip of the nail. The nail bed is softened and there is a spongy sensation when the nail is pressed. This condition is also known as nail clubbing. Curved fingernails are associated with heart problems, lung disease, and other underlying health problems. However, it can also be caused without any health problem. ...Read more

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My husband now has a c pap and since using it has edema in his ankles. Is there a relationship to this?

My husband now has a c pap and since using it  has edema in his ankles. Is there a relationship to this?

R/O OSA: HE MAY NOT BE RESPONDING TO CPAP AND HAVING CHF. OSA can be suggested by history and physical. Excess snoring/daytime sleepiness/apneic episodes/ aM headaches. And the Exam obesity/small oral airway/collar size>18. CPAP can be difficult to tolerate. ENT FOR UPP EVAL.vs hyoid suspension. Also Cardiac EVAL 2DECHO AND THALLIUM SCAN TO SCREEN FOR CAD. ...Read more

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I have a swelling around my index fingernail and it pains if pressed. What can be done?

I have a swelling around my index fingernail and it pains if pressed. What can be done?

Finger pain: Could be an infection of the skin. If the pain is throbbing more likely it is an infection. If you see progression, redness extends, pain getting worse, go see a doctor asap.The earlier the intervention the better it is. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes/cures fingernails that grow curved like claws?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes/cures fingernails that grow curved like claws?

Do you cut nails: If someone does not cut their nails and let them grow longer and longer they will eventually curve and look like claws. This is known as onychogryphosis.You can see a picture of this if you go on to google images. The only other thing i can imagine you are thinking of is something called pincer nails. Onychogryphosis iscured by cutting your nails. Pincerer nails need to be treated surgically. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...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