Fingernails and liver disease

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1674823 tn?1307267220 Unusually curved fingertips and nails Clubbing of the fingertips means the tissue beneath the nails thickens and the fingertips become rounded and bulbous. The fingernails curve over the rounded fingertips. Clubbing is thought to result from increased blood flow to the fingertips. It can run in families and be entirely harmless.
745313 tn?1323145898 I just started treatment today and the doctor told me it was possible for you to see brittle nails as part of the TX process, but she said that keeping up my water intake and doing as much as I could to take "stress" off my liver would help keep those (hair and nails) side effects to a minimum. I currently have acrylics and plan on keeping them through TX -- I had nails that would "peel" once they reached a certain length before any of this, and hated them.....
977832 tn?1248285538 My fingernails are mounded/crested, especially my thumbnails, and I've been told this is often a symptom for heart disease (however, I also chewed my nails quite a bit as a child, so this might have added to it). I am also frequently cold, particularly in my extremities (hands and feet), and wonder if I have poor circulation. From what I've found out at the doctor's, though, my blood pressure always tests as very healthy and athletically fit.
Avatar n tn Black fingernails can be signs of anemia, Vitamin B-12 deficiency, a liver disease, chronic kidney disease, chronic adrenal gland problems, persisting bacterial infection, cancer or melanomas, heavy metals deposits, and trauma. Hope this helps. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Do consult your doctor. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar m tn I've had this white band that appears only on my index and middle fingers for a few months now (see pic). Also, the lunula on all my fingernails is becoming misshaped and smaller and smaller and it's completely gone on a few fingernails. Should I see a doctor?
217229 tn?1192766004 Its a polisher,buffer and cuticle cream and it works great..I buff them and they get really white and shiny even after I wash my hands...check it out ..its kept my nails looking healthy even when txing!!
Avatar m tn I notice they get very pale in the morning or when its cold and only seem to get pinker when its warm. These aren't Terry's nails as they appear the other way around. My kidney and liver function tests are in perfect condition and my blood work came back good, sept for low neutrophil and haematocrit. I have spoken to 3 doctors so far and none of them knows what exactly is going on.
Avatar n tn I had end stage liver disease and had a lot of weird labs that required medications to correct an imbalance. I had ascites and very swollen feet, legs, and hands. This is caused the the leakage form the liver that is unable to process and filter like it used to due to fibrosis (scarring). Is your husband on the transplant list? If he had been hospitalized for a intestinal blockage due to an abdominal hernia why haven't they operated on the hernia.
Avatar m tn I know now not to even call it a liver disease. It doesn't pass from liver to liver. It passes from blood to blood. If we could just seperate the blood disease from the stigma of being somehow 'dirty', maybe then we would see some real research. Like AIDS was considered a 'life style' disease and so much time was wasted on 'life style' issues instead of the AIDS virus. Now AIDS is a pandemic disease that is mostly sexually transmitted in Africa.
Avatar n tn including cirrhosis and liver necrosis
Avatar n tn Thankyou for your reply doctor. Would a sonogram confirm there are no problems?
Avatar n tn 10 months ago I had an abdomen ultrasound that was clear and 6 months ago I had a CT scan of my upper abdomen and liver which was also negative and more blood tests . I had issues with my GP at the time , as after these tests he said he wanted me to see a psyciatrist and has diagnosed me with anxiety . On any subsequent visit I was met with a long stern lecture about anxiety and pressures on the health service ( my Family doctors special interest is mental health ) .
394017 tn?1255018132 I'll tell you what I did in order to recover from a 65 pound weight loss that occurred to me as I tried to recover from apparently what was 4 decades of unknown celiac disease in me, I started taking the B vitamins separately with my meals, and started taking sublingual B-12 tablets (dissolve under the tongue tablets), and calcium tablets daily (I take the B-12 & calcium tablet in the early morning & go back to bed after taking them, & get the rest of my calcium from fortified OJ d
Avatar f tn - my body hair seems to have lost most of its pigment, with my eyebrows being practically translucent and thin. - my fingernails are exceedingly fragile, brittle, and have become ridged. - the hair on my head has become thinner, seems to be changing color (becoming lighter all the time), and seems to fall out more easily than before, but not so bad it's coming out in clumps or anything.
Avatar f tn That coupled with the fatty stool makes me think my liver isn't working properly and digesting the fat as it should. I have weighed the same amount since I was 16 years old, and only gained around 20 lbs when I was pregnant. During my pregnancy, I had Intreheptic Cholestasis of Pregnancy, which is a rare liver disorder that occurs only during pregnancy, but it went away after I gave birth. Lately, my health doesn't seem to be that great, even though I eat well and am active.
Avatar m tn people allergy to me), in the Google search input '' PATM'', can find a lot of information about the disease and forums. This is a disease of letting patients complete collapse , the disease is more common in adolescent patients, due to their huge mental pressure to bear disease, most of patientswill choose to leave school and company, and shut themselves up, embarked on the long road to medical treatment.
Avatar f tn sometimes but not very often there is a moderate but annerving pain on pelvic bone area or a slight pressure pain in liver/splenic area lasting for two weeks or even longer. Liver and kidney tests have always been in normal ranges. The other strange thing is that my symptoms seem to have some relation to eating and blood sugar,it gets better when eating sugar drops and more foods than normally,even the pelvic thing which feels bit like rheumatic disease.
Avatar n tn coronary, pulmonary or spontaneous bleeding and clotting can occur at any time and hasten death Additionally, it is not uncommon for liver failure patients to wax and wane in terms of their mentation, confusion and overall state. Paradoxically, it's a laxative (lactulose) which can improve their mentation by converting and clearing amonium from the system - which is a function of a healthy liver So it's a roller coaster I'm afraid.
Avatar n tn Kidney disease, liver disease, connective tissue disorders, an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) and amyloidosis also can cause peripheral neuropathy. Check with your doctor to rule out these conditions. Regards.
Avatar n tn COULD there STILL be cirrhosis, even if an abdominal CT was perfectly normal and the Liver Biopsy only showed mild fatty liver and mild non-specific reactive hepatitis with NO fibrosis? Thanks!
2085202 tn?1373203340 I am only having BM's every other 3 days or so and it is usually a smaller amount. I also seem to be losing weight. I've noticed my fingernails and facial hair seems to grow back faster then they ever have in my early 20's. I am now 26. Today I had also noticed a lump under my skin on the right of my neck with no indication of it being a zit or seems to be way under the skin but as I massaged it it seemed to go away....very weird.
Avatar n tn Hi, I posted about a year ago on the dermatology forum about having abnormal nail issues. I have, on one thumb a bubble/dent in the middle of my nail. It never goes away...I also have it on two of my other fingernails. The dermatologist said that it is only a concern if it is "all" your fingernails. The issue I have is I also have unexplained elevated lft's both slightly elevated about 50/45 alt/ast. They have been repeated many times over the past few years and stays the same.
Avatar n tn Black fingernails can be signs of anemia, Vitamin B-12 deficiency, a liver disease, chronic kidney disease, chronic adrenal gland problems, persisting bacterial infection, cancer or melanomas, heavy metals deposits, and trauma. Hope this helps. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Do consult your doctor. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar n tn Please help me as I feel like there is something going on with my body and my doctor and the hospital and both told me that my nails are nothing to worry about and that everything according to my blood test, besides the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, is fine. Also, I am 19 and over weight but my doctor has reassured me that there is nothing to worry about.
Avatar n tn u cud have cirrhosis in a 20 percent percent area on ur liver, and ur biopsy needle cud ***** a stage 0 area...and u'd be thinking u're stage zero. thats why a whole liver elasticity reading would give a conclusive picture. how widespread is fibroscan in the US? have u had it yet? is it under testing, or is it actually in everyday hospital use?
Avatar n tn I am so fed up with this ride that I no longer feel pleased when I learn that others have cleared,I just feel bitter and jealous.That's what the disease and treatment does to ones humanity. In your case though I really do want to hear that you make SVR,you seem to have such a great spirit. Just rec'd a message from a 3a who I met at a support group.Relapsed eight weeks post 72 weeks treatment,but he was a very late responder,viral serum still detectable at 24 weeks. All the best for now!
565779 tn?1216516764 Be careful if you're treating toenail fungus, the antifungal agents most prescribed are Lamiscil and Sporanox. Both of these drugs are etremely toxic to the liver.
Avatar m tn Now what? They hurt when you push on them, but I don't remember hitting them hard enough to cause this kind of bruise. I see my hepatologist for the big decision on when to treat and with what. I hope it's not still whether to treat, unless it is because someone else posted that another really good drug is getting FDA approval in August. Should I show them to him or call my regular doctor? Meanwhile, my fingernails are getting "wavy" and one is split down the middle.
Avatar n tn I had blood in my stool which seized, my hair came back, my skin complexion became soft and supple, my fingernails became harder, and I had increased energy. It did not help my kidneys or liver, but did help everything else. Try it out and see if it helps you. Also vitamin K is extremely important.
Avatar n tn The liver converts sugar into glycogen, which it stores up until the muscles need energy, when it is secreted into the blood stream as glucose . The liver synthesizes proteins and cholesterol and converts carbohydrates and proteins into fats, which are stored for later use. It also produces blood protein and hundreds of enzymes needed for digestion and other bodily functions. As it breaks down proteins, the liver also produces urea, which it synthesizes from carbon dioxide and ammonia.