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What causes discoloration of nail plates?

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My nails are changing it's color
Fri, 4 May 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
 
 
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 47 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Get some blood tests done

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at Healthcaremagic
I have reviewed the attached photographs and can appreciate longitudinal striations in some nails.
The colour of the nails seems to be almost normal apart from slightly dark at some places.
I would recommend you to get your complete blood count, serum vitamin B12 levels, liver function tests, kidney function tests and thyroid function tests.
If these come normal no need to worry.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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Follow-up: What causes discoloration of nail plates? 22 minutes later
Can you tell me y it will come like that.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 minute later
Brief Answer:
Vit B12 deficiency, anemia, kidney & liver ailments

Detailed Answer:
It can come like this due to vitamin B12 deficiency, anemia or due to liver and kidney ailments.
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Follow-up: What causes discoloration of nail plates? 13 hours later
Nothing to worry or I have to worry for it
 
 
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
No need to worry

Detailed Answer:
No need to worry about it.
It is nothing serious.
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