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what would cause severe discoloration of the thumb on the area behind the nail

By Anonymous August 5, 2019 - 12:44pm
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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing!

Do you recall hurting this area at all? Are you in any pain?

There are numerous other reasons why nail pigment banding occurs: trauma to the nail, medication, systemic diseases, vitamin deficiencies and other skin conditions which may also appear as banding/discoloration in more than one finger.

Nail "moles" (under the nail on the skin) could be a cause.

There is also some very minor risk that discoloration could mean skin cancer.

Our advice is to seek a medical evaluation.


August 5, 2019 - 2:27pm
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