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Hi, just wondering if anone has same problem and can shed any light on what it means/indicates!

I have noticed that tha white moons of my toenails have nearly covered my whole nail on all toes both feet. My fingernails moons have got bigger but not that bad.

I will be having general bloods taken next week eg. FBC, B12, Kidney, Liver etc..

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Lesley
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Hi Lesley, Are your bloods going to your GP or another dr? Dr.'s can get a lot of different info from looking at your fingernails. That's why they almost always tell you not to wear nail polish if youre having surgery. Anyway,I don't know exactly what the enlarging of the moon means, but I can tell you it is important. If your GP cant tell you, go to a Dermatologist, he will know, but get it checked. Let us know what it is.
 

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Hi Lesley,

It might be a toe fungus, Onychomycosis





If it looks like this, i would see you doctor soon.

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Lesley,

It is common for our finger and toe nails to have "abnormalities" , my doctor told me it is common with auto-immune diseases. If you look online there will be many explanations. I would definitely show them to your rheumatologist on your next visit and if they seem to be getting infected it is important to get immediate medical attention.

There are all kinds of "weird" things that occur in our bodies with lupus and other connective tissue diseases. In addition to ridges, divots, uneven growth patterns on my nails I also have extensive hyper/hypo pigmentation on my neck, forearms and tops of my feet. None of them indicate disease activity they are part of the disease. The pigmentation issue is all on areas that are exposed to the sun for me, even though I spend very little time in the sun.

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Hi, thanks for your responses!

Halfpintfl - Just with my GP, she is very thorough and is the one that has kept me going so far (see my thread 'Middle Finger Jumps' in 'Symptoms' for insight to Specialist problems). I have since had time to google and discovered lots of things. The most basic one was that 'autoimmune diseases' can just do this, plus liver, kidney problems along with many more! Just as well my bloods are getting taken next week!

Sadie - I do not have toe fungus, but thanks for pic it is always helpful to see pics of the real thing. Is that your toes in pic, if so I hope they do not cause you more pain and any treatment you get is helpful!

Karen - thanks! I have googled and what I have found is very interesting (scarey if you look into it too much, and pics are very graphic), my nails are not infected though. My bloods are being taken next week for B12, Liver and Kidney function plus the usual FBC etc..
I do aslo have ridges like you and indents on big toes, my fingernails have ridges and spotting but moons are reasonable.
I also have permanent redness on my neck and v-line(t-shirt) area on chest (looks worse when I get hot). People always comment in Summer on how I've caught the sun thinking I have got sunburn, but like you I rarely spend time in sun and always use sunblock. I have never had any specialist comment on it though!

This site is brilliant, thank you everyone for your precious time!

Lesley
 
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