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Doctor insights on: Severe Beaus Lines

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I have repeated beaus lines on thumbnails and i dont feel sick.

I have repeated beaus lines on thumbnails and i dont feel sick.

Beau's lines : in the nail plate can be from systemic problems or illnesses. But could also be from trauma or mechanical irritation. For example some people get them from just pushing cuticles down it can also be a sign of a nutrition issue. much like a lot of medical descriptive signs or symptoms there are lots of things linked to that. It's just one piece of history and physical When someone is evaluated ...Read more

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Horizontal indented line in one nail only. Could it be a beau line?

Horizontal indented line in one nail only. Could it be a beau line?

Yes: yes this could be Beau's line. You may have had some injury to the nail, or sometimes we see these with other systemic illnesses. However one nail involvement would suggest trauma or injury to the nail. Human nail grows from the base at the cuticle, and that is where the injury probably occurred ...Read more

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I have beaus lines on fingers and toes..is this a sign of an illness taking course now, or a past illness? Cause I havent been sick in the past.

I have beaus lines on fingers and toes..is this a sign of an illness   taking course now, or a past illness? Cause I havent been sick in the past.

Past and Present.: Without trying to put too fine a point on it, Beaus lines are simply your body's way of memorializing an event that had an effect on your nail roots. This event can be any number of diseases, disorders, the taking of some medications just to categorize most of them. The distance from the line to the back of the nail (where it meets the skin) is an indicator of when the event happened. ...Read more

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I am a 30 year old female, smoker, drinker. Otherwise healthy. Chest pain recently on and off- ECG clear. Now discovered beaus lines.

I am a 30 year old female, smoker, drinker. Otherwise healthy. Chest pain recently on and off- ECG clear. Now discovered beaus lines.

Luck can run out: Hopefully, you'll still be mostly healthy - but it may be time to shape up so that your future will be as fun as your past. Those lines often mean there was an injury or stress incident - some illness or? But they don't cause problems. So, consider quitting or being moderate and continue enjoying your health. ...Read more

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I have a beau line at my right thumb nail only...6mm=60days ago i understand..Is it something to worry about? The base line is depressed ..

I have a beau line at my right thumb nail only...6mm=60days ago i understand..Is it something to worry about? The base line is depressed ..

Trauma?: A horizontal growth line that is depressed and likely appeared after trauma (as other causes like illness, dietary deficiency would effect all nails) is not a health concern. After such events, it takes a cpl wks to see the line, and as growth occurs, the line will grow out and a new nail will form underneath/pushing old nail out. It will remodel over 6 months. Don't be concerned b 4 then. ...Read more

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Started taking calcium/D and wow sleeping best i've been in years. Also, sideways dents in nails are gone (beaus lines?), also twitching stopped. Why?

Started taking calcium/D and wow sleeping best i've been in years. Also, sideways dents in nails are gone (beaus lines?), also twitching stopped. Why?

A lot: there is a lot we don't know about this increasingly importatant vitamin. vitamin d regulates the immune system, deficiency of whihc put people at risk for diseases like multiple sclerosis, and leads to disease due to inflamation like heart disease and stroke. we know about brittle bones (rickets) due to deficiency. possibly nails as well. vitamin d regulates magnesium, you may have been low ...Read more

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I'm overweight, tired, depressed have shaky hands, cold feet & have developed beaus lines. I've been thyroid tested before. Should i get a 2nd opinion?

I'm overweight, tired, depressed have shaky hands, cold feet & have developed beaus lines. I've been thyroid tested before. Should i get a 2nd opinion?

Yes, get 2nd opinion: You should definitely seek a second opinion from an internist or endocrinologist. Perhaps you need more extensive testing for thyroid disease. It is also possible that you have more than one disease process occurring at one time. ...Read more

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I have severe headche?

Severity of headache: If you develop the worst headache of your life combined with fever, stiff neck, sensitivity to light, loss of appetite & problems with concentration - please seek urgent medical evaluation. ...Read more