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What causes rippled finger nails?

What causes rippled finger nails?

Your health status: Are the ripples longitudinal along the length of the nail or horizontal across the nails - also called mees lines. These can occur in a variety of medical conditions. In fact textbooks have been written on nail changes and the relationship to diseases. To answer your question will depend on your health status as the appearance of your nails may be related to your health status. ...Read more

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What causes groves in finger nails?

What causes groves in finger nails?

Need more info: There are different reasons why groves occur. It would help to have your family physician examine your nails. But I'll name a few things that can occur; trauma, psoriasis and congenital formation. These are all "out of the box" possibilities but in reality the chances of something really serious is remote. ...Read more

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What causes my finger nails to look purplel?

What causes my finger nails to look purplel?

Purple nails: Likely from poor circulation. Could be a condition called raynaud's phenomenon which affects as many as 8% of the population. ...Read more

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What would cause ridges in your finger nails?

What would cause ridges in your finger nails?

Psoriasis!: Certainly many causes, but psoriasis of the nails is most common. The london criteria for psoriasis allow the diagnosis my finding characteristic ridging (horizontal), pitting, onychollysis in five of ten nails in the hands, without skin lesions being identified. Vertical ridging is not specific at all. Psoriasis is commonly associated with arthritis. ...Read more

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What can ridges on my finger nails be caused from?

What can ridges on my finger nails be caused from?

Finger Nail abnormal: Ridges on one's finger nails are often related to smoking. This damage to tissue is a late symptoms of prolonged lung damage and can even be a sign that one is developing emphysema.

There are other rare reasons for this. But this is the most common reason I know.

If you do not smoke or have never smoked then a good dermatologist may be able to help sort this out for you. ...Read more

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What causes the deep ridges in my finger nails?

What causes the deep ridges in my finger nails?

Nail Ridges: Vertical nail ridges are fairly common and nothing to worry about.

Vertical nail ridges extend from the cuticle to the tip of the nail. Vertical nail ridges often become more numerous or prominent with age, possibly due to variations in cell turnover within the nail. ...Read more

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I have vertical line ridging on my finger nails at age 19, cause for concern?

I have vertical line ridging on my finger nails at age 19, cause for concern?

Not concerned.: Longitudinal ridges and normal furrowing of the nail are generally benign and need no special treatment of their own. If there is an underlying disease (peripheral vascular disease, darier's disease, lichen planus, rheumatoi arthritis) it should be treated. ...Read more

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What cause finger nails and toenails to turn blue?

What cause finger nails and toenails to turn blue?

Vasoconstriction: Vasoconstriction of the vessels can cause nails to turn blue. Known as raynaud's phenomenon, the constriction causes a loss of bloodflow in the area and improper oxygenation. The bluish color is described sometimes cyanotic.
Another cause of blue nails can be from trauma due to a subungual hematoma (blood blister under the nail). ...Read more

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What lacking vitamin causes horizontal lines under finger nails?

What lacking vitamin causes horizontal lines under finger nails?

Zinc: (Beau's line) have a variety of possible causes: 1. nail injury (biting nails, crush injury or pressure to nail in runners). 2. Chemicals (some nail polish removers. 3.) Infections- yeast/ fungus, viral warts. 4. Skin cancer (malignant melanoma). 5. Renal, liver, thyroid diseases, Raynaud's Disease. 6. arsenic poisoning or silver overdose 7. malnutrition. 8. Zinc Deficiency. ...Read more

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What causes these white spots in/under my finger nails? Is it serious?

What causes these white spots in/under my finger nails? Is it serious?

No need to worry: According to the american academy of dermatology, the white spots occur after injury to the nail. Fortunately, as the nail grows out, the spot will disappear. No need to worry. ...Read more

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What causes vertical ridges on thumb/finger nails?

Beaus lines: The vertical ridges are called beauslines and usually for during an illness or traumatic event, where nails stop growing for a period and then start again once a person is well. ...Read more

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Does your thyroid cause your finger nails to look bad?

Does your thyroid cause your finger nails to look bad?

It might: Thyroid diseases such as hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism may cause brittle nails or splitting of the nail bed from the nail plate (onycholysis), I must say that nail changes are more commonly associated with hyperthyroidism (graves' disease). ...Read more

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What causes lips and finger nails depict blue in hypoxia?

What causes lips and finger nails depict blue in hypoxia?

Hgb saturation: Hemoglobin carries oxygen. Oxygenated or reduced or saturated hemoglobin look red (emission of lightwave). When the o2 does not occupy the ligands in hemoglobin, they change the rotation of light and look blue. When a certain amount of hemoglobin is desaturated or deoxygenated, we see blue, like in the veins.. ...Read more

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What nutrient deficiency can cause "dots" on the middle of the finger nails?

What nutrient deficiency can cause "dots" on the middle of the finger nails?

Its Not Proven: It used to be said that the white spots on nails were due to a calcium deficiency but no studies have born this out. ...Read more

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What is the cause if toenails and finger nails to become brittle break apart and fall off.

What is the cause if toenails and finger nails to become brittle break apart and fall off.

Many reasons: Including nutritional issues, nail polish allergy, fungal infections and an assortment of dermatological problems from psoriasis to lichen planus. If you're losing weight and are depressed, it may be nutritional. Best to see a dermatologist about this. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are there any rheumatic diseases that might cause splinter hemorrhages of the finger nails?

Are there any rheumatic diseases that might cause splinter hemorrhages of the finger nails?

Rheumatic heart dis: Rheumatic diseases themselves are not associated with splinter hemorrhage of the nails, but any rheumatic disease such as rheumatic fever that damages the heart valves can lead to bacterial endocarditis which does. The other major cause is injury. ...Read more

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Ingrown finger nails, every one of them. I don't bite & do manicure. What is the cause & what kind of dr do I need to see?

Ingrown finger nails, every one of them. I don't bite & do manicure. What is the cause & what kind of dr do I need to see?

FootAndHandDisease: You say you"do"manicure. Meaning you are a manicurist or you get your nails done? If the latter, maybe consider the chemicals you are using. If the former, maybe consider the chemicals they are using. Or how short the nails are cut. As for to whom to go, I'd call a podiatrist (foot doctor)and see if they were comfortable looking at your nails. Same basic principles for foot & hand nails. ...Read more

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What causes my finger nails and toe nails to be a dark color?

What causes my finger nails and toe nails to be a dark color?

This could be a: Bacterial or fungal infection, or even stain from chemical agents. See dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options ...Read more

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Hiv infection causes beau lines in finger nails??

Hiv infection causes beau lines in finger nails??

Line: Beau lines can be caused by anything that is stressing your body, poor nutrition, medications etc, . ...Read more

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My son's toe nails and finger nails turning colors and coming off. Possible causes?

My son's toe nails and finger nails turning colors and coming off. Possible causes?

See a doctor: It could be fungal but there are systemic conditions that can also have this affect on nails.
See a dermatologist or podiatrisrt ...Read more

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My finger nails and toe nails are so thin. They split down the middle. What would cause this?

My finger nails and toe nails are so thin. They split down the middle. What would cause this?

Genetic issues: Nail issues can be hereditary, nutritional or trauma related. I would not be concerned unless they get worse. Look for changes. ...Read more

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I woke up and I notice my finger nails are yellow. What can be the causes? Don't wear nail polish or fake nails.

I woke up and I notice my finger nails are yellow. What can be the causes? Don't wear nail polish or fake nails.

Good news: The good news is that nail changes from serious disease to not occur overnight. Nails can be discolored by coming into contact with chemicals, dyes, spices, etc. Have you been using your hands for any new projects lately? ...Read more

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I have a bad habit of biting my finger nails and sometimes I swallow the nails. Can this cause internal bleeding?

I have a bad habit of biting my finger nails and sometimes I swallow the nails. Can this cause internal bleeding?

No: The chances of this causing internal bleeding approach zero. In theory, the undigested nail could block the opening of the appendix, and cause appendicitis, but this is also unlikely. Probably better to spit them out, or stop altogether. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have depression and anxiety im am getting small pin pricks in my finger nails also pains in my hand and and ankles does this still cause this pain?

I have depression and anxiety im am getting small pin pricks in my finger nails also pains in my hand and and ankles does this still cause this pain?

Please get checked: By your doc to rule out possible physical causes for your symptoms. Then you can see a psychologist. You may be the type of person who manifests his/her anxiety/depression in bodily symptoms, like guitar strings that vibrate to strumming. There are effective treatments for this. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How do you fix bumpy finger nails?

How do you fix bumpy finger nails?

Dermatologist helps: For bumpy fingernails, a primary care doctor can check and may refer to a dermatologist. If one has had bumpy fingernails forever, it may be a hereditary trait (which is unlikely to be treatable). If the bumpy nails came up recently, the doctors can figure out a diagnosis to see whether or not there is an illness. Psoriasis is a disorder that can cause nail changes. ...Read more