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Black line in fingernail

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: November 10, 2020 5:11 AM
Anonymous 2 months

i notice black line in fingernail a week ago.is it safe or any sign of nail cancer.

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 2 months
General Practitioner

Hi, thank you for reaching us and for the questions.

We understand your concern of the black line in your fingernail. This phenomenon is known as splinter hemorrage.

Get that perfect skin with the right skin care.

There are many causes of black line of your fingernails. It can vary from a common conditions to a serious conditions. Here are the examples of why you are having black line on your nails:

  • Trauma or injury of the nail bed, with or without you realizing
  • Nail fungus
  • Vasculitis diseases
  • Endocarditis
  • Psoriasis
  • Using medication that causes alteration in the blood clotting mechanism
  • Due to side effects of chemotherapy drugs

Get a Dermatologist to help you with your skin’s condition!

Also please note that we are not giving you diagnosis. The mentioned disease or causes are just our suggestions on why you have the condition. You will have to seek medical attention for further examination and investigations to know the causes and treatments.

Alternatively you can consult with our certified doctors at (DoctorOnCall) via online consultation if you have further inquiries. Thank you again for reaching out to us.

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Last Updated: Tue Nov 10 2020 05:11:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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