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Ridges on fingernails indicate what? i have vertical ridges on my fingernails and horizonal ridges on my big toenail

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Dr. Fred Birnbaum
Podiatry 44 years experience
Ridges on nails: The vertical ridges may be normal for you or a metabolic problem. The horizontal ridges are usually called "trauma lines" on the toenails and indicate changes in your nail growth pattern at the root level.

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