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    Old 12-02-2016, 11:33 AM   #1
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    White, horizontal line across nail?

    Hi all. Any help on this would be appreciated.

    I've noticed a white line across my nail, just one nail, and it doesn't totally disappear when I press on the nail. Seems like its in the nail, anyway. I've scoured the internet (thanks, anxiety) and it doesn't match completely Mees' lines or Muehrcke's lines, or whatever. I mean, it's only one one nail, not in a pair. Also, there's a small spot of blood under the nail (URL of photo below -- nail with the few dots of ink on it), which is from a dog bite about a month ago. Could this trauma caused a white line to go across the whole nail? I would think that has to be it, because it's not on any other nail (other than a few normal white spots/streaks from acrylic nails I had on about a month ago). But it just looks really uniform and goes entirely across the nail, which is what freaks me out.

    I'm 30 and not super healthy (working on getting back to a good weight and to stop some other bad habits), but I feel like if this was a symptom of something major I'd have other symptoms? Idk. The Muehrcke's lines freak me out the most because i used to drink heavily and thought it was a symptom of liver issues, but it's not 2 lines on the same nail, and it's not really on any other nail.

    Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks!

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    Old 08-14-2017, 11:57 PM   #2
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    Re: White, horizontal line across nail?

    Hey how are you doing now?
    Did you ever get to find out what this was?
    I seem to be having same issue on my nails.

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