what causes bumps and ridges in fingernails

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What causes ridges & bumps on fingernails?

A number of things

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Nail issues really need to be examined to determine a clear diagnosis and possible cause. However, some ridges can be entirely normal. Repetitive trauma can cause nail changes as can disease states.
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What causes lines, ridges & bumps in fingernails & toenails?

Low vitamins

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often vitamin deficiency.
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What causes ridges and bumps on fingernails?

It depends

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changes in fingernails can be indicative of an underlying medical disorder. ridges or bumps can be related to iron deficiency. anemia, lupus, heart disease, and thyroid disorders can also can changes to the fingernails. Fungal infection also can cause bumps and discoloration of the nailbed.
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Dr. Ryan Phasouk answered:

What causes bumps in fingernails?

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Bumps in the fingernails of patients can result from trauma or focal compression on the nail matrix. It can also be a sign of a systemic disease process. Follow with your doctor for further evaluation.
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I have horizontal ridges or bumps on my left thumb and right middle fingernails. May sound trivial but have never had them. Should I be concerned?

Usually...

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...due to a mild trauma to the growth plate of the nail (just under the cuticle) at some point in the past, with the ridge moving along the nail as it grows.
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I'm a 44 year old mother of 4 and housewife. I have bumps and Pitts on my finger nails on my left hand should I be worried.

Nail pits

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There are a number of different causes of pitting of the nails. One of these is psoriasis. See your Dermatologist for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment (if indicated)
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I have white bumps on the back of my throat. They seem like a pimple. I can pop them with my finger nail. What could this be?

Tonsilliths?

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This sounds like tonsilliths. The only permanent cure is tonsillectomy, however, one safe way to get them out if they hurt is to use a water pick.
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I have a bump under my thumbnail. No other fingernails are affected. I have hypothyroidism. What could be the cause?

If your thyroid

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level has been normalized by the proper amount of BRAND NAME T4 replacement, the bump is not due to your thyroid. There are many possible causes. Have your doctor take a look at it and help figure it out.
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What would cause horizontal ridges on fingernails?

Beau's lines

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Beau's lines, which are grooves that run horizontally across the nail plate. They usually develop when nail plate growth, which begins in the nail matrix (located under the cuticle), is temporarily disrupted. This can occur with direct injury to the nail matrix; an inflammatory condition such as psoriasis; infection around the nail plate; repetitive picking at the nails or cuticles; or sickness.
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What might cause horizontal ridges on the fingernails?

It depends

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changes in fingernails can be indicative of an underlying medical disorder. ridges or bumps can be related to iron deficiency. anemia, lupus, heart disease, and thyroid disorders can also can changes to the fingernails. Fungal infection also can cause bumps and discoloration of the nailbed.
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