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white finger nail

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 29, 2006
  • 02:28 AM

I have recently developed a white nail on my index finger. I contacted my PA, & she said in the absence of any problems with my liver enzymes, I shouldn't worry about it. But I'd like to know if this is something I should pur-sue with my doctor? I can't really find much about it on Google,etc
There have been a few vague references to renal, liver, & heart problems,
which are all serious conditions, so I'm concerned. Has anyone else had this & what is it, what should be done about it. Will appreciate any info.

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  • I got terrys nails, which can be very serious but it is also caused by anemia and is slowly turning back to pink.The reason why the nail may be going white is that the tiny blood vessils underneath are restricted causing a ground glass colour on the nail.If you drink a lot I would stop as it is also a sign of someone who likes their ale - but it usually shows on all fingers.A whitening of the nail is also caused by trauma to the nail bed. You might not even remember banging your finger it could be as simple as that.If in doubt have a look on Google - use the image search and look for nail disorders - and realise that these photos are all wildly different so look at a few sites.
    Fog Chicken 3 Replies
    • January 30, 2007
    • 05:06 PM
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