Pale fingernails can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'worrying' to 'generally fatal'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose pale fingernails, we could:
|Congestive Heart Failure||25%||Unlikely|
|Need For Dietary Improvement||18%||Unlikely|
|Iron Need||4%||Ruled out|
|Cirrhosis Of The Liver||4%||Ruled out|
Are your fingernails more pale than they should be? Normal nail beds are a strong pink color. You could try comparing your nails those of other people.
Possible responses:→ No, my nail beds are a healthy pink / don't know
→ Yes, my nail beds are a little pale / light pink
→ Yes, my nail beds are very pale / almost white
Malnutrition can cause pale fingernails.