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CookiM0nster's picture

I know this sounds weird, but my fingernails have changed color, and I'm wondering if it's something I should see my doctor about.

The color change isn't in the nail itself, it's the skin under the nail. The bottom third of each nail is very dark pink, darker than normal (no, not bluish at all), and the rest of it is nearly white.

If I make my hands into a fist most of the white park turn pink, except for one band of white that remains where the two colors interface.

Is this something to be concerned about, or am I panicking over nothing? It's just so weird.

Gretchen's picture

(post #50901, reply #1 of 20)

Yes, I think you should, and I have no idea what it means. I do know that when I see my doctor he always looks ver carefully at my hands and nails.  At least call and ask. Hope it is nothing, of course.

Gretchen

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AJ12754's picture

(post #50901, reply #2 of 20)

I wouldn't panic or anything but I'd call the doctor just to see if he/she thinks an examination is warranted.

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AnnL's picture

(post #50901, reply #3 of 20)

It's worth a call to the doctor. 

Ann
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Aberwacky's picture

(post #50901, reply #4 of 20)

Yes, contact your doctor.  It should be checked out.


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Gary's picture

(post #50901, reply #5 of 20)

Nothing immediately comes to mind. A nail fungus is a possibility. I would be worried about a vasculitis if it only involved one or a few nails and was painful. It is not normal and is worth checking out.

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peteshlagor's picture

(post #50901, reply #6 of 20)

I also vote for the doc.


Note the second page of this link:  http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/features/healthy-fingernails-clues-about-health


Good luck.


 

CookiM0nster's picture

(post #50901, reply #7 of 20)

OK. I've made an appointment with my doctor for tomorrow. We'll see what he says.

I noticed this morning that the little white moons at the base of my nails are also missing. That whole area is just purple.

Marcia's picture

(post #50901, reply #8 of 20)

That's odd -- it's good that you have an appointment to see the doctor -- it certainly won't hurt, and it's best to be safe.

JillElise's picture

(post #50901, reply #9 of 20)

I have no idea whatsoever what that could indicate, and would love to know what your doc says. Too many blueberries?

Take care.

CookiM0nster's picture

(post #50901, reply #10 of 20)

LOL.

The doctor aid it's nothing he's concerned about. It's a little strange, clearly a vascular issue, but not indicative of anything serious.

Marcia's picture

(post #50901, reply #11 of 20)

That's good news, and thanks for reporting back. (I'm very glad you went to the doctor -- was worried because of your recent problems.)

avak123's picture

(post #50901, reply #12 of 20)

Such good news. I am sure you are so relieved!

Jean's picture

(post #50901, reply #13 of 20)

Good news!  Always good to have it checked.


 




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Gretchen's picture

(post #50901, reply #14 of 20)

That's great. I went to my dermatolgist once, apologizing for it, and he said, I'd rather you come 20 times and it not be anything than the one time and it be "something".

Gretchen

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JillElise's picture

(post #50901, reply #15 of 20)

I think I diagnosed it: too many blueberries.

(So glad it's nothing.)

Regality's picture

(post #50901, reply #16 of 20)

Since your doc said no worries, I guess that means no worries.  However, I did find this all interesting:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003215.htm

 


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peteshlagor's picture

(post #50901, reply #17 of 20)

That's for blue color.  She said:


"The bottom third of each nail is very dark pink, darker than normal (no, not bluish at all"


But, you're right, the doc looked at it.  We haven't.


 

Regality's picture

(post #50901, reply #18 of 20)

Well, color me...uh...blushish.  Whoops! 

 


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CookiM0nster's picture

(post #50901, reply #19 of 20)

Don't worry. He tested my oxygen levels just to be sure and they were fine.

Regality's picture

(post #50901, reply #20 of 20)

Ah, good.  I think you've had some medical issues of late, correct?  Nice to know that that's not one more.

 


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