Hello, welcome to the site! My name isXXXXX and I will try to assist you with your medical question, and any medical information you seek
I am happy to help, please post the photo
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Or you can email the picture toXXX@XXXXXX.XXX
Ok i am on my computer now so I shld be able to post the photo - one minute.
One more minute or so, thanks.
Is it painful?
What line are you referring to? I'm not sure what you are seeing
hmm sorry -
they go from top to bottom of nail - are you able to see?
I see those, but they don't strike me as abnormal at all
They seem like normal variations, and we all get them every so often
Perhaps I did not notice them as I had nailpolish on for a while - although when I looked them up on line I read they could possibly be racial Melanonychia?
I took another phot - perhaps clearer?
Do we get lines on our nails every so often and they come and go away?
They do not look like melanonychia, they are not dark enough, but even if they are, it would be very mild , possible due to trauma
You mean the lines could be there due to trauma, not melanoychia?
Yes, they come and go as the nails grow
Trauma is a common cause of melanonychia
Ok - so this would not be racial melanoychia, if at all, it would be trauma - ok, or it is just a normal variation of the nail. If it was racial, the lines would be much darker? and on more nails?
I appreciate the quick answer and your assistance - this seems to be a great tool for certain questions and answers -
No, this is not racial melanonychia, it is not dark enough, it would be darker
Ok, understood - I am of Indian descent. I was recently diagnosed with haradas (eye disease) but docs are a bit torn on that one - because i did not have any of the other symptoms of it - except for the fluid in my eye. Not sure if you are familiar with this or not - but it is similar to CSR (Central Serous Retinopothy).
and I felt that I should see if this could be racial - that perhaps the melanocytes were affected but this does not seem to be the case.
No, it is not likely melanonychia
I don't think it related
Okay - I see.
are u familiar with the eye issue I speak of?
Yes, I am familiar with it
I'll be logging off in a few minutes - so I won't keep you long!
Ok - then I shouldn't worry about this in your opinion?
No, you should not worry about it
Thanks. Appreciate your time -
You're quite welcome
I'm happy I could help
1 more thing - do the lines in melanchoyia always start out dark or light and then become dark? sorry to be a pain
They usually start out dark and become lighter over time
Ok - Thanks again-
Dear Doctor Brims, I sent a picture of my nail to XXXXX@XXXXXX.XXX (email you had given me previously to use) as I was unable to upload it on here for some reason - the nail in question is on the other hand - can you tell me why a part of my tip is clear and a part is white? All my other nail tips are white - I noticed this nail in the morning that it had changed as such. Thanks!