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Nail symptoms: Introduction

Further information about Nail symptoms is below, or review more specific information about these types of Nail symptoms: Fingernail symptoms, Toenail symptoms, brittle nails, blue nails, brown nails, thickened nails, Nail ridges, thick nails or other types.

Nail symptoms: Symptoms affecting the fingernails or toenails. See detailed information below for a list of 391 causes of Nail symptoms, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Nail symptoms:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Nail symptoms. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Nail symptoms:

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Nail symptoms: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Nail symptoms, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Nail symptoms Treatments

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Stories from Users for Nail symptoms

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Message Boards for Nail symptoms

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Diagnostic tests for Nail symptoms:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Nail symptoms. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Inspect fingernails and toenails from the side - to determine if there is true clubbing i.e. a loss of the angle between the nail bed and the finger. A subtle sign may be an increased in sponginess of the proximal nail bed.
    • Inspect nail for nature of abnormality
    • Temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure
    • Heart and lung examination to detect any signs of cardiac or respiratory disease as a possible cause of finger clubbing
  • more tests...»

Nail symptoms: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Nail symptoms may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Nail symptoms

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Nail symptoms. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Nail symptoms: Deaths

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Nail symptoms: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Organs affected by Nail symptoms:

The list of organs typically affected by Nail symptoms may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Nail symptoms

The list below shows some of the causes of Nail symptoms mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Nail symptoms?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Nail symptoms. Of the 391 causes of Nail symptoms that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 8 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 13 causes are "common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 3 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 10 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 371 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Nail symptoms:

The following list of conditions have 'Nail symptoms' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Nail symptoms:

The following list of medical conditions have Nail symptoms or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.



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Causes of Nail symptoms Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Nail symptoms based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Nail symptoms?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Nail symptoms, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Nail symptoms:

    Subtypes of Nail symptoms:

    Fingernail symptoms (302 causes), Toenail symptoms (302 causes), Brittle nails (106 causes), Blue nails (18 causes), Brown nails (14 causes), Thickened nails (21 causes), Nail ridges (18 causes), Thick nails (33 causes), Tooth and nail syndrome, Nail rash (10 causes), Nail abnormality (149 causes), White Nails (45 causes), Brittle fingernails (17 causes), Fingernail bleeding (8 causes), Fingernail blueness (12 causes), Fingernail bruise (9 causes), Fingernail itch (18 causes), Fingernail lump (4 causes), Fingernail rash (18 causes), Toenail bruise (8 causes), Toenail pain (2 causes), Toenail Rash (18 causes), Blue nails in children (11 causes), Brittle nails in children (13 causes), Brown arcs under the nail margins (3 causes), Brown nails in children (7 causes), Chronic paronychia (1 cause), Koilonychia in children (8 causes), Dark nails in children (5 causes), Leuconychia (23 causes), Dilated capillaries of the nail fold (2 causes), Fingernail bleeding in children (3 causes), Fingernail bruise in children (6 causes), Horizontal nail ridges in children (3 causes), Hyperpigmentation of nails (12 causes), Longitudinal nail grooves in children (9 causes), Nail abnormalities (136 causes), Nail abnormalities in children (23 causes), Nail discoloration in children (23 causes), Nail discolouration in children (2 causes), Nail pitting in children (4 causes), Nail shedding in children (13 causes), Oil spots on nails (1 cause), Oil spots on nails in children (1 cause), Onycholysis in children (10 causes), Onychomadesis in children (5 causes), Pale nails in children (4 causes), Peripheral cyanosis in the nail beds (28 causes), Periungual erythema (13 causes), Periungual erythema with edema (13 causes), Pink and white nails in children (2 causes), Pitted nails in children (2 causes), Plummer's nails (25 causes), Pulsations in the capillary nail beds (4 causes), Red purple nails in children (1 cause), Red skin at base of nail in children (1 cause), Ridged nails (22 causes), Separation of the fingernails from the finger beds (25 causes), Separation of the fingernails from the finger beds similar to that in psoriasis (24 causes), Separation of the nail bed (4 causes), Spoon-shaped nails (22 causes), Spoon-shaped nails in pregnancy (3 causes), Paronychia (11 causes), Swelling at base of nail (5 causes), Swollen nail (39 causes), Swollen nail of both hands (19 causes), Thick, pitted nails similar to psoriasis (3 causes), Thick brittle nails, Thickened nail plate (9 causes), Thinning of nail plate (37 causes), White nails in children (3 causes), Yellow nails in children (5 causes), Acute paronychia (11 causes), Cyanosed nails (7 causes), Fingernail blister (9 causes), Fingernail burning sensation (11 causes), Fingernail cold (9 causes), Fingernail deformity (16 causes), Fingernail infection (12 causes), Fingernail inflammation (11 causes), Fingernail redness (11 causes), Fingernail sensitive (10 causes), Fingernail spasm (9 causes), Fingernail stiff (10 causes), Fingernail ulcer (9 causes), Fingernail weakness (14 causes), Fingers blister (7 causes), Fingers bruise (3 causes), Nail bleeding (1 cause), Nail blister (9 causes), Nail burning sensation (11 causes), Nail cold (9 causes), Nail deformity (18 causes), Nail infection (16 causes), Nail inflammation (12 causes), Nail itch (9 causes), Nail lump (3 causes), Nail redness (12 causes), Nail sensitive (10 causes), Nail spasm (9 causes), Nail stiff (12 causes), Nail ulcer (9 causes), Nail weakness (14 causes), Toe nail blister (6 causes), Toe nail inflammation (9 causes), Toe nail spasm (10 causes), Toenail sensitive (7 causes), Toenail stiff (11 causes), Toenail swelling (9 causes), Yellow nail syndrome (4 causes), Gradual development of white nails (2 causes), Gradual onset of brown nails (8 causes), Gradual onset of koilonychia (6 causes), Gradual onset of longitudinal nail grooves (8 causes), Gradual onset of nail pitting (3 causes), Gradual onset of yellow nails (4 causes), Horizontal nail ridges (3 causes), Hyperkeratosis of the nails (3 causes), Red purple nails (1 cause), Toenail infection (10 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Nail symptoms:

    Fingernail symptoms (302 causes), Toenail symptoms (302 causes), Finger symptoms (1615 causes), Toe symptoms (1171 causes), Hand symptoms (2016 causes), Foot symptoms (2265 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Lower leg symptoms (59 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes)

    Symptoms related to Nail symptoms:

    Fingernail symptoms (302 causes), Toenail symptoms (302 causes), Brittle nails (106 causes), Blue nails (18 causes), Brown nails (14 causes), Thickened nails (21 causes), Nail ridges (18 causes), Thick nails (33 causes)

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    Medical News summaries about Nail symptoms

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Nail symptoms

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