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Why do fingernails twist as they grow and cause pain

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Fungus infection: Fungus infection could cause painful disfigured nails. Also a change in bone could press on the nails and cause painful disfigured nails.
Dr. Joseph Bark
48 years experience Dermatology
Fingernail problem: There are many reasons for the deformation of the fingernails. Among these are some very important systemic diseases. Many facets of fingernail growth ... Read More

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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Vitamins may help: It is difficult to know what you mean by twist as they grow. There could be a problem at matrix where the nail is formed or even at the underling bone ... Read More
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Fingernail Dysplasia: Curling fingernails may indicate hypo- or hyper- thyroid, an iron deficiency, maybe also a B12 deficiency. Or it may be nothing at all to worry about ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Do you cut nails: If someone does not cut their nails and let them grow longer and longer they will eventually curve and look like claws. This is known as onychogryphos ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
No: not affected by climate. It's an intrinsic rate varying between people BUT influenced by proper intake of protein, vitamins and iron
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
6 months: Finger nails are completely replaced about every 6 months.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
23 years experience Internal Medicine
No worries: Vertical nail ridges extend from the cuticle to the tip of the nail. Vertical nail ridges often become more numerous or prominent with age, possibly d ... Read More
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Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Injury: Trauma and some illnesses can do this. Remember that nails are related to hair but grow more slowly so that an injury to them may show up over time. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Koilonychia.: Possible causes include: iron-deficiency anemia, hemochromatosis, Raynaud's phenomenon or lupus erythematosus.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: Vertical ridges are part of normal growth of nails. You may visit this site for more info in this topic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/ ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Varies: The cause of fingernails falling off can be secondary to trauma, infection, or other systemic diseases.

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