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nail pitting

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  • Posted By: dreyer
  • May 24, 2008
  • 08:45 PM

My right index finger developed a single line about 3 years ago. The line runs from the base of the nail to the tip and has become deeper over the years. Occasionally a strange "bit of skin" grows out at the base which I pluck or dig out. This is not a fungus and I want to know if it could be a small tumor or growth under the nail base, and if so, if it is dangerous. This is not a painful condition, but makes the nail look strange.

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  • Nail pitting is commonly seen with psoriasis as well as a few other types of skin conditions. Do you have any kind of rashes or could the skin that you are refering to actually be psoriasis? Kiera
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  • Nail pitting is commonly seen with psoriasis as well as a few other types of skin conditions. Do you have any kind of rashes or could the skin that you are refering to actually be psoriasis? Kiera Hi Kiera, No, its definitely not psoriasis as I don't have any rashes, blisters or skin condition. One skin specialist diagnosed a slow growing tiny tumor but said it was not malignant, and to remove it would be a "messy" business. Carole Dreyer SA
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  • My right index finger developed a single line about 3 years ago. The line runs from the base of the nail to the tip and has become deeper over the years. Occasionally a strange "bit of skin" grows out at the base which I pluck or dig out. This is not a fungus and I want to know if it could be a small tumor or growth under the nail base, and if so, if it is dangerous. This is not a painful condition, but makes the nail look strange.I have since had the growth excised and it was a small blood vessel which had grown around the bone and was begining to grow up the base of the nail. Specialist admitted he had not seen anything like it before. It was benign and looked like a small worm like growth.
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