Dermatology/Nail color

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Hi.

I first noticed my fingernail beds were about half or more purple around six years ago, which was when I found out I had anxiety disorder. I read that it can indicate poor circulation, but about two years ago I had a blood and urine test, chest X-ray, and several EKGs, and everything came back normal.

I have no history of medical problems. There is also a history of great health in both sides of my family. The only thing I've been diagnosed with in the past other than anxiety is ADHD and possibly a form of Aspergers.

I asked someone else on here and they suspected Hypoglycemia.

Do you have any idea what this may be? Lately I have some small pale areas near the tips.


Thanks.

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This section shows a full list of all the diseases and conditions listed as a possible cause of Blue/purple nails.

Agyria
Chloroquine
Chronic lung disease (e.g. asthma)
COPD - blue nails
Fracture
Insufficient oxygen
Lack of oxygen
Melanoma
Mepacrine
Methahemoglobinemia - blue nails
Methemoglobinemia
Mitral atresia - blue nail beds
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
See causes of cyanosis
Silver poisoning
Subungual hematoma
Trauma
Wilson's disease

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