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What Causes Ridges And Bumps On Fingernails
It depends: 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. ...Read more
A number of things: 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. ...Read more
NAIL RIDGE FINGER: A SINGLE HORIZONTAL FINGERNAIL RIDGE IS HARMLESS. IT DEPENDS ON WHICH NAIL, WHEN IT BEGAN, WHAT HABIT DO YOU HAVE WITH THAT PARTICULAR NAIL, AND MORE OF A HISTORY. IT SOUND BENIGN AND HARMLESS. IF YOU ARE CONCERNED, SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. ...Read more
I have a bump under my thumbnail. No other fingernails are affected. I have hypothyroidism. What could be the cause?
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...: ...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. ...Read more
I have flesh colored, small bumps on my outer labia. I can pick them off with my fingernail which causes bleeding. No discharge or pain. Have pictures?
Want to know why?: Do you want to know what these are or why they are present? Instead of "picking" them, pick a GYN MD instead to answer the question raised. ...Read more
I have ridges or bumpy fingernails on my right hand. I've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, Interstitial cystitis, fibro, tachycardia, anxiety. I have bumps that stay on my arms (rash) and thighs. They will also pop up behind my ears and down my nec
CONSULT DERMATOLOGIS: With your History of Multible Medical Conditions,and you have to on few medications and the rash you described It is very difficult to say what is causing the bumps on your arms and thighs I will suggest you consult a Dematologist to find what these bumps are due to ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a bump right below my fingernail, it's round and seems like skin inside the bump. only hurts when i press on it.
Cyst: This may be a cyst that is not inflamed. A physician would have to examine it to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
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