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    Old 12-02-2016, 11:33 AM   #1
    JN19870
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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.

    http://i66.tinypic.com/2mg44sn.jpg

    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
    Lawry86
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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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