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Hi there, I believe I have nail clubbing. On doing Schamroth's test, I can still see space between the two cuticle areas, but the ends of my nails all point downward. The tips of my fingers are very hard and have dry cracked skin. I notice that if I press down on something (phone, tablet) I get a strange uncomfortable feeling. I also have difficulty picking up little objects since my fingertips are so dry and stiff. The tips don't appear enlarged like clubbed fingers do, but the nails certainly have a bend down in them, even though the angle is less than 180 degrees. Any advice?

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replied March 22nd, 2017
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Its unlikely clubbing and you are trying to self diagnose it . For peace of your mind, consult some local physician and let them have a look and run some labs accordingly.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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