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There's a dent in the middle of my fingernail, it almost looks like it collapsed, its the best I could describe it. What could this be?

There's a dent in the middle of my fingernail, it almost looks like it collapsed, its the best I could describe it. What could this be?

Trauma vs inflam'n: Indentation in the nail plate is generally caused by injury to the nail matrix, which sits under the skin where the nail grows out (opposite end to the free edge of the nail called proximal nail fold). So, either trauma (ie from picking) or inflammation (ie chronic eczema, or psoriasis) can cause nail plate abnormality. To avoid permanent scarring, see your dermatologist for evaluation. ...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 is blastocyst collapse?

What is blastocyst collapse?

Not a common: terminology. Perhaps it means when an early embryo does not survive and collapses/shrinks. ...Read more

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What causes the gallbladder to collapse?

What causes the gallbladder to collapse?

It's empty: The gallbladder largely functions as a bag that concentrates bile made in the liver. Between meals, bile flows from the liver into the bile duct, and it is "sucked" into the gallbladder where it is concentrated between 8-20 x. When you eat, various stimuli including cck release stimulate gallbladder contaction, and the concentrated bile is then emptied into the small intestine to mix with food. ...Read more

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What is the cause of sudden kidney collapse?

What is the cause of sudden kidney collapse?

Cause of AKI: Acute renal failure or acute kidney injury (AKI) can be due to several causes including severe dehydration, bleeding, intake of nephrotoxins (medications or chemicals), obstruction of urine flow from both kidneys (e.g. enlarged prostate, retroperitoneal fibrosis), acute inflammation of kidneys (i.e. glomerulonephritis), infection of the kidneys (i.e. pyelonephritis), and much more. ...Read more

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Why did i almost collapse after doing cardio workout?

Many diff things: Could range from just being out of shape to a serious heart condition. You should have this evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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If you collapse from dehydration do you wake up right away when you collapse and how lon?

Dehydration: If one collapses from dehydration, one is severely dehydrated and won't wake up without intravenous fluid administration. Collapsing is a sign of severe volume depletion causing a low BP which is what caused the collapse. Once one has that low a BP, waking up is not possible without fluids being administered. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce this anxiety and anguish that has built up over the years? I feel like I'm close to having a mental collapse.

What can I do to reduce this anxiety and anguish that has built up over the years? I feel like I'm close to having a mental collapse.

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression, which are common is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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What does a collapse sac mean ?

Out of Context: That question is so ambiguous and out of context that it is impossible to comment on. ...Read more

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What could cause someone to suddenly collapse?

Explanation : Thousands of reason. Your question should be more specific. For example, age, previous medical problems, drug use, medications, circumstances of this collapse, as minimum. ...Read more

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Can allergy brings to collapse?

It can: Severe allergic reactions can cause your BP to lower, this may cause fainting. ...Read more

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What is cardiovascular collapse?

What is cardiovascular collapse?

Shock: Cardiovascular collapse is when you go into shock, with extremely low blood pressure and various other signs. Your heart can stop. Many possible causes like septicemia, heart attack, and others. ...Read more

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What causes a person's lungs to collapse?

What causes a person's lungs to collapse?

Varies...: Most commonly it is from either trauma that can result in increased pressures in the chest or rib fractures that tear the lung. The other common source is bleb or bullous disease of the lung. Imagine an overinflated balloon ready to pop. Something causes it to have increased pressure and air then leaks out to cause the lung to collapse. Other reasons can include cancer and bad emphysema. ...Read more

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Could i exercise after my lungs collapse?

Could i exercise after my lungs collapse?

Eventually but: Your lungs have to heal first ! After healing exercise can usually be readily be resumed ... unless your exercise involves SCUBA diving or summiting one of the 8km peaks of the world. Nonetheless why not review this with your treating physician about optimally timing. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a sinus cavity collapse?

Please tell me, could a sinus cavity collapse?

Perhaps: 'collapse' of a sinus cavity may happen from bony trauma (e.g. Frontal bone trauma or maxillary cheek trauma). 'collapse' can also mean bony contraction of a sinus cavity over time for different reasons (bony inflammation from previous infection or surgery; silent sinus syndrome, bony tumor). If there are questions, you can see an ENT for evaluation. ...Read more

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If you do not drink enough water will you collapse?

Yes: There are many different ways you could collapse if you don't drink enough water. Some of the reasons are more dangerous than others. You should be seen by a doctor, if you collapse for any reason, don't assume it's simply from not enough water. ...Read more

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Could choking someone cause their trachea to collapse?

Not likely: The trachea is a rigid cartilage pipe. You should never choke anyone as it can kill! ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i exercise after my lungs collapse?

Yes and No: Depending on when, the severity, the mechanism of how your lungs collapse exercise may not be permitted immediately. I would see your doctor that diagnosed you with collapsed lungs and get clearance from them. Good luck. ...Read more

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