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I have fingernail indentions in left hand nail beds. Specifically my thumb, middle, and ring finger. I'm 31 yo with no previous med hx. Any reason?
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Dr. Bradley Younggren
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Any number of things
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. Seeing your primary care physican can rule out many of these disorders.

In brief: Any number of things
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. Seeing your primary care physican can rule out many of these disorders.
Dr. Bradley Younggren
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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Another common source is psoriasis. Get a doctor to take a look to see what that potential sources could be.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Nail pitting
Causes of nail pitting include psoriasis, alopecia areata(a form of hair loss), eczema, reiter's syndrome(reactive arthritis), incontinentia pigmenti(neurocutaneous disorder) and in children this can be a normal condition.

In brief: Nail pitting
Causes of nail pitting include psoriasis, alopecia areata(a form of hair loss), eczema, reiter's syndrome(reactive arthritis), incontinentia pigmenti(neurocutaneous disorder) and in children this can be a normal condition.
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