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Brown Finger Nails

Annabelle41415
Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,712 **
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
I noticed that I have brown spots on my nails. I know that they told me that my finger nails could fall off because of chemo, so I'm not sure if this is part of it. I don't have acrylics anymore so I can see it. Thing is I just noticed it two days ago. Anyone else notice this?

Kim

Comments

  • Paula G.
    Paula G. Member Posts: 596
    Brown
    John's hands have brown spots on them and his hands and feet peel and are very dry. His nails aren't brown though.
  • Patteee
    Patteee Member Posts: 945
    I had 3 fingernails and
    I had 3 fingernails and several toe nails turn black. No brown spots though.

    I lost several toe nails, they actually cracked horizontially at the cuticle and as they grew out got worse. Finally broke off. Foot doctor told me he could tell exactly how many months I had been having chemo due to where the break was.
  • Buzzard
    Buzzard Member Posts: 3,043
    Patteee said:

    I had 3 fingernails and
    I had 3 fingernails and several toe nails turn black. No brown spots though.

    I lost several toe nails, they actually cracked horizontially at the cuticle and as they grew out got worse. Finally broke off. Foot doctor told me he could tell exactly how many months I had been having chemo due to where the break was.

    Im thinking Nana b ...........
    had this same issue.....especially with the fingertips
  • lizzydavis
    lizzydavis Member Posts: 893
    Buzzard said:

    Im thinking Nana b ...........
    had this same issue.....especially with the fingertips

    I have noticed some discoloring of the nails.
    I have noticed some discoloring of the nails - especially toe nails. I bought one of those 4 sided files from the dollar store to remove the ridges, smooth out with the fine or medium file, and shine the nail. I put on a coat of Revlon Sheer Petal nailpolish and a top coat of quick dry shine. The nails look real clean and fresh. It looks much better now. Hope this helps.