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Does Anybody Else Have Blue Nail Beds?

Does Anybody Else Have Blue Nail Beds?

Blue nail beds were one of the first indications that something was wrong with me. I developed shortness of breath so badly that people noticed it when I was on the phone with them. It wasn't until a doctor mentioned that I sounded awfully short of breath for just sitting there and I then showed her my blue nail beds that anybody took my condition seriously. I had shown all my doctors my blue nail beds and they all just shrugged their shoulders and said they didn't know why they were like… read more

A myPHteam Member said:

Hi do you have Rheumatoid arthritis by any chance?
I have Rh and Raynauds. The bloodwork doesnt always show positive for those issues. A Rheumy Dr will be able to help you.
Good luck..

posted 6 days ago
A myPHteam Member said:

When I'm at rest, my O2 is like 99%! It used to be in the low 90's and even in the high 80's when I was at rest. I don't have blue lips but I do have two gray spots on my nose. There is some gray around my mouth, too. I didn't do anything to get off of oxygen. It was God. He had to have done it. Maybe it has something to do with the ground glass infiltrates they see in my lungs on ct scan. Instead of going away, it just changes areas. It's due to some sort of inflammation or infection in my lungs. It's often seen in people who have covid, but I've never had it. I know. I'm rambling. I'll stop now.

posted 17 days ago
A myPHteam Member said:

Yep! My nails occasionally turn blue-ish gray. Sometimes my upper lip does, too.

posted 18 days ago
A myPHteam Member said:

All of the kids in our group, blue nail beds and lips meant low o2. Both my daughter and our friend that had a heart transplant were not allowed to wear polish for that reason

posted 18 days ago
A myPHteam Member said:

BugsBarb..that doesn't make much sense. You don't need o2 any more? Don't you have trouble with swelling? Your o2 sats stay up now? I don't know about blue nail beds. Your lips are pink? My mom's lips used to go purplish when her o2 was low.

posted 18 days ago
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