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Why Are My Fingernails So White Am I Anemic
Anemia and nails: Anemia usually causes a pale or whitish appearance to fingernails, rather than yellow. If your anemia is caused by iron deficiency, yellow nails have be associated with low iron. Yellowish nails could be a result of a nail fungus (though probably wouldn't be all 10 fingernails at the same time). ...Read more
Probably not: Anemia can be seen in the fingernails, but it manifests as pallor of the nailbed, not the nail tips. If in doubt you can always ask your doctor to check your red cell count. It's not an expensive test. The most common cause of anemia in the world is iron deficiency. ...Read more
What is the vertical brown line under fingernail? I'm taking iron vitamin for anemic. 8 month ago I use clobesatol for alopecia.
Melanonychia: Melanonychia is a brown-to-black line within the nail, frequently seen in patients with darker skin and often on multiple nails. It can be seen in certain syndromes or due to medications. Rarely, it can be a melanoma of the nail and so needs evaluation by a dermatologist. Probably not the nail changes of anemia or alopecia which are usually not brown lines. ...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
Nail thinning: Koilonychia meaning thinning or spooning of nail can be a sign of iron deficiency anemia. It also causes a craving for chewing ice called pica and glossitis and risk for esophageal webs, syndrome called patterson kelley syndrome. ...Read more
Whenever I'm in a cold classroom I'm the only one that's finger nails turn blue. It's been assumed I'm anemic can you give symptoms please ?
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Melanonychia: Melanonychia is a brown-to-black line within the nail, frequently seen in patients with darker skin and often on multiple nails. It can be seen in certain syndromes or due to medications. Rarely, it can be a melanoma of the nail and so needs evaluation by a dermatologist. Probably not related to nail changes of anemia (such as koilonychia). ...Read more
I have white scratches on the tips of my fingernails. It looks as if i took an emoryboard&scratched the surface of my nails. What could it be due to?
Iron deficiency: There are so many different causes of nail bed abnormalities. If you see white lines in your nails, get a complete blood count done and check your iron stores. You msy be iron deficient or anemic. ...Read more
Leukonychia punctata: Fingernails more than toenails. Due to minor injuries to cuticles. Gradually grow out with the nail. Perfectly benign. Not due to disease. Not due to any deficiencies. Relax. Nothing to do. ...Read more
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