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I have light purple pinkish colored nails. The nail bed is a

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I have light purple pinkish colored nails. The nail bed is a purple color but the rest of the nail is pink. is that anything to cause major concern? I used to smoke but don't anymore only a few weeks of quitting but is the nail color a real major concern?
Hello,
Thank you for your question,
I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.
When did you notice the color?
Is this a recent change?
Are all nails of same color?
Do you feel any other symp***** *****ke pain?
Do you have any other illness?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I noticed the color like a week ago.

my nails have always been a pink color and the bed a little darker pink but now its a little purple in tint. more gradual but since I quit smoking its gotten better

mostly in the thumbs

no other symptoms and I just have schizoaffective disorder and sensory processing disorder.

its like a pinkish red purple color.

Thank you Nicole, for the information,
The color of the normal nails are pinkish.
It is abnormal when it is pale, white, blue etc.
Pink color suggests a good blood supply & hemoglobin level.
Smoking can have health effects like bronchitis where there can be a bluish discoloration.
But this is seen in long time smokers usually after years.
Smoke of cigarette can discolor nails.
As it is improving after quiting, it can be due to smoke.
I think yours nails are normal in color & you should not worry.
I hope this information helps.
I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.
Please feel free for any follow up query.
Regards.
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