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... Nail moons are found at the base of the nails. They are also known as lunule. ... (2 replies)
... The area right above the white moon on the nail has a faint purplish tinge to it, like a purple moon right over the white moon? ... (0 replies)
Pink Parts & Moons
May 16, 2008
... Thanks for your reply. Yes, the small lunulas/moons probably don't have anything to do with nail biting - fortunately, I never bit them down that far. As for the pink parts, I expect I'll have to wait to see how far they can regenerate over time. (3 replies)

Pink Parts & Moons
May 15, 2008
... where the nail plate cells are born. ... (3 replies)
Flat Nail
Mar 21, 2008
... So even when they are long I still feel like they look weird plus that I don't have the half moons by the cuticles. The nails are flat on the bed and then when they get passed the attached bit and go white, that's when they tilt slightly up. ... (1 replies)
... moon at the base of the nail is the leading edge of the matrix where the nail plate cells are born. The shape only determines the thickness of the nail plate. The longer the matrix, the thicker the nail plate since it can develop more cells. ... (1 replies)
... ...what does it mean if the little white half-moon part of your nail at the tip (yes, complicated medical terminology, i know) doesn't grow in a half-moon? i have a friend whose little white half-moons are curvy on the edge that's next to the pink part of his nail, but they grow just fine on the tip. if that doesn't make any sense, i can try to get a picture, but if it... (1 replies)
... Good news is that half moon on your finger are a good sign that means you have a good amount of B12 vitamins. If you haven't any moons on your finger nails that means you may have been short of vitamin B12 for a long time. ... (18 replies)
... Or is there a chance a new nail could grow but it would be short and unable to grow? ... (18 replies)
... Vertical ridging is a sign that your nail plate is dry. The ridges you are seeing are actually the 'rails and grooves' upon which the nail plate rides forward. When the nail plate becomes dried out, the 'ridges' will appear. ... (1 replies)
... The white half moon at the base of the nail is called the lunula and is the leading edge of the matrix. The shorter the matrix, the less nail cells it can produce. ... (2 replies)
... I then developed a slightly darker than normal tone to the nail near the tips. does this sound familar? ... (2 replies)
... The 'moon' or 'lunula' you see is actually the leading edge of the matrix, which is where the nail plate cells are born. ... (4 replies)
... It is completely normal for people not to have nail half moons, or "lunule". ... (4 replies)
... Hi Rachel, I just joined this site and saw your question. I have nails that tend to bend and curl under, mainly my index fingers. I also have a low basal temperature (usually 96-97 F) and feel I have hypothyroidism. Blood tests have never picked up on it but I'm going to a new doc and will insist on an accurate test. A friend told me that not having "moons" on your... (1 replies)
... i can barely see any moons except on each of my thumbs. ... (1 replies)
... n the thumb nails that have troughs parallel to the cuticle are usually due to having pushed the cuticle back so far that it is no longer in contact with the new nail being formed. The cuticle is what smooths out the nail as it progressively grows out. ... (17 replies)
... d monitored. I have had a lifelong habit of picking at my cuticles. Another strange things is that sometime black sliver like markings will also appear. As the nail grows out I can remove the black substance under the nail. These slivers do not always appear from the base, it seems like they just pop up some times. ... (2 replies)
... You are 'feeding' the nail plate with much needed oils and moisture, so it would stand to reason that the health of your nails is improving. ... (1 replies)
... under' nail could mean? ... (9 replies)

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