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Dents in fingernails

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Padmashri Rastogi
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Nail ridges can be vertical or longitudinal which are usually signs of aging like wrinkles in the skin which I doubt will be the cause for you. Horizo... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 72 years experience
FINGERNAIL RIDGES: HORIZONTAL RIDGES IN FINGERNAILS ARE CALLED BEAU'S LINES. THEY OFTEN ARE A SIGN OF DISRUPTED GROWTH AS MAY OCCUR WITH AN ILLNESS. PLEASE CHECK WITH A ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 44 years experience
Usually not: This usually is from a stressful event in life that interrupts nail growth.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology 20 years experience
Nail dystrophy: Based on your description it may be a type of nail dystrophy known as central nail canal-like or median nail dystrophy. This usually results from t... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Finger nails: A thyroid problem can cause dents to the finger nails.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
First I recommend having a dermatologist examine his fingernails to determine whether these fingernail findings are abnormal ( vertical ridges are not... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
Dr. Jessica Allananswered
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Dent = pitting: Pitting or small dents on the surface on your nails could be the sign of a medical disease. For example psoriaisis. I advise you to see your local gp.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 44 years experience
Usually not: This usually is from a stressful event in life that interrupts nail growth. See dermatologist for evaluation.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
20 years experience
It should: If you lose your current nail, the new nail that grows in should grow normally. This assumes that the trauma did not damage the nail matrix which live... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Removable Appliance: It is a slang term for a small removable appliance that replaces one or two missing teeth.
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