It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Nail Problems Message Board

half & half nails with no disease?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-15-2009, 08:29 AM   #1
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 1
GinoP HB User
Question half & half nails with no disease?


I've noticed about a month ago that I have what they call ""half and half" nails on all my fingers except my thumbs. My finger toes are all normal color (I'm caucasian). Then I went to see a doctor and he told me not to worry about my nails and said nails are not the only things to check and that other symptoms would come before. Anyhow, he decided to get me complete blood tests, wich they came all ok and normals. No signs of kidney disease, no liver disease or anything, everything is normal.

Now I don't know what to do I keep reading on the internet that half & half nails is a sign of a kidney failure so I'm still a bit worried even if my doctor says not to worry and my blood tests say I'm perfectly healthy. What other reasons could cause this? Is it possible to see have half & half nails on healthy individuals? Can it simply be idiopathic? Should I continue to worry & seek or should I go see another doctor or even maybe a dermatologist?

Thank you for taking time to read this and answering me

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 05-17-2009, 08:01 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Rosenberg, TX.
Posts: 2,600
Marti HB UserMarti HB UserMarti HB UserMarti HB UserMarti HB UserMarti HB UserMarti HB User
Re: half & half nails with no disease?

Please see a dermatologist. Any sudden change in the nail plate is cause for concern and a dermatologist is the correct doctor to see for nail problems.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
What was it that made you suspect Lupus & how did you get DX'ed? tricia906 Lupus 13 11-11-2008 07:16 PM
Half white/half pink nails Skylar_ Nail Problems 11 07-06-2008 06:09 AM
half pink and half pale nails + other health issues duskandsummer Nail Problems 1 05-07-2008 05:17 AM
White spots on both feet & hand nails! mondo571999 Foot & Ankle Problems 3 05-04-2006 03:24 AM
I used to have white "half moons" at the bottom of all of my nails John Stamos Nail Problems 2 05-22-2004 04:05 PM
Question Re.Artificial Nails & Surgery robste Beauty & Cosmetics 8 04-24-2004 04:09 AM
Upcoming Surgery & Acrylic/Artificial Nails robste Women's Health 11 04-23-2004 03:28 PM
Help! My Nails Are So Thin They Bend & Rip robste Beauty & Cosmetics 0 04-14-2004 12:13 PM
Ridges in Nails, fractured arm 72and78love Skin Problems 8 12-15-2003 01:46 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:49 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!