A 32-year-old female asked:
I am noticing deep ridges on my fingernails. is this a symptom of something? i am a 65 year old female.
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Dermatology 23 years experience
Hard : Hard to tell without a picture. Depends a bit on the orientation of the ridges (vertical vs. Horizontal). Vertical ridging running the length of the nail is common (genetically) and also typically a normal sign of aging, whereas horizontal ridging is caused by other factors. I would recommend you see a dermatologist for further evaluation. I hope that helps.
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