A 37-year-old female asked:
Horizontal ridges on nails suddenly with pale nails im scared liver disease. ct spot on liver (scary) ultrasound clear hida 81% endonoscopies colonoscopies and endoscopic ultrasound nothing just gastritis upper right quadrant pain still?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Anti-Aging Medicine 49 years experience
Commonest reason for ridges on nails is nutritional deficiency syndrome, especially vitamin B-Complex deficiencies. If alcohol is not an issue for liver disease other causes could be thyroid and trauma. So a visit to PCP for comprehensive evaluation and Lab investigation. The 'gastritis' itself suggest one should review their foods, drinks and medications & OTC analgesics like the NSAIDS.
Reviewed Aug 29, 2021
Last updated Aug 29, 2021
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