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... shape with a depression in the center. When I was very anemic before, my nails were very close to a white, yet my moons looked purplish red. Probably a sign of insufficient oxygen to the nails. ... (67 replies)
... Yeah, I think when you are anemic, your nailbeds are more pale and lacking color. I would think that bluish means there is a lack of circulation???? (9 replies)
... Eating large amounts of ice is a sign that your ferritin is low. I chewed ice for years. When I went to my first hematologist appointment, the first thing he asked was did I chew ice. I said yes, he then asked to see my finger nails. He said I had very low ferritin level which was 2 and due to the recent ulcer bleeding, I was anemic. But my ferritin was low way before I became... (5 replies)

... octor told me I'm anemic, it's probably all in my head, but I'm feel tired more and notice how thin and weak my fingernails are. I've never been able to grow my nails even though I keep them manicured. Also whenever I take a shower and wash my hair I lose lots of strands of hair, like a small pile every morning. ... (24 replies)
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May 16, 2004
... Your hair will fall out, your finger nails will break to nubs no matter how carefully you take care of them, you will be constantly fighting infections and losing. ... (1 replies)
... My nails are pale, white with a red line at the tips. Could this be due to low iron? ... (3 replies)
... tmes a day. I hated to tell a doctor because I felt worthless! My nails were also funny...they had started growing curved and warped, and then a color change took place...a darker stripe across the top and pale at the bottom.. ... (14 replies)
... When I was severely anemic and receiving IV iron my nailbeds were very pale as well as the palms of my hands. My hematologist always checks my nails and my hands when he examines me. I also have Raynauds and when I'm cold they also can turn bluis or purplish because of the poor circulation. Hope this helps! ... (9 replies)
... Maybe it is a mild form of Raynaud's syndrome. I always get colder than other people and my fingers have gone numb in cold weather before when no one else's did. But it's strange that my fingers just started turning purple again recently (they were also purple when I was anemic, maybe just a coincidence)... (9 replies)
... I agree... when I was severely anemic my nails were very pale/white. The blueish/purple color could indicate a circulation problem like the person above me just said... (9 replies)
... purple. However, right now I seem to have a normal amount of energy. I read on the internet that your nails look clear in color when you have anemia, so I am confused. Does anyone know why my nails frequently turn purple? ... (9 replies)
... I had a bone marrow biopsy done last week but no results yet...biting my nails waiting! ... (1 replies)
... It's crazy that there are doctors out there who tell their patients they're ok when their serum ferritin comes back at the lower levels. Anyone who's serum ferritin is below 70ng/dl MUST take iron supplements. Your body will divert iron away from your hair and nails and skin if your serum ferritin is below 70ng/dl. You will not receive the entire benefit of any physical... (24 replies)
... My fingernails have ridges, my nails are very thin and they become blue also. I have Raynaud's Syndrome and have been told I has R.S.D. though I question the second diagnosis. ... (9 replies)
... inch in the last year, and now over an inch in about a month. I hope the nails grow out as fast. ... (9 replies)
... I have bluish purple nails as well - not all of the time but especially when I'm cold. I have had all kinds of lung and heart tests and nothing comes back showing any problems. I thought maybe it was the anemia as well. (9 replies)
... fingernail lines thing, i noticed that i have vertical lines on my nails. I didn't think anything of it before, but there are definitely lines there. Also, my nails haven't been growing as fast as they used to. Whenever they get even a little longer, they break so easily. I am tired all the time. ... (67 replies)
... finger nails as I have a ridge on 3 fingernails on each hand now. ... (1 replies)
... First of all it is true, that with anemia you do just have to take iron for it. I am going to give them credit for being relieved that it is not a diagnosis of incurable cancer. Secondly, although anemia is uncomfortable, it is very treatable and likely the feelings of being dismissed are coming from some of the distortion of emotions that are caused by the anemia. The... (16 replies)
... deficiency anemia. I think I've been anemic for at least a year. ... (16 replies)

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