Fingernail/Toenail Problems

What Causes Abnormal Fingernails Or Toenails?

Abnormal fingernails or toenails can have various causes and aggravating factors, and finding these means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose abnormal fingernails or toenails, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Fingernail/Toenail Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about fingernail/toenail problems:
Aside from injury, are your fingernails or toenails at all unusual? For example, white spots/areas, pale, unusual color, weak/brittle, lines/ridges/grooves, or curved backwards? Healthy nails are smooth and strong with a uniform pink nail bed.
Possible responses:
→ Not applicable / don't know
→ No, my nails are healthy
→ Yes/probably I have some nail abnormalities
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either healthy fingernails and toenails or abnormal fingernails and toenails, The Analyst™ will ask further questions about:
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