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What does it mean if you have horizontal ridges on your big toenails?

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Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry
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In brief: Usually a sign of

An injury, often a minor injury that you may not even recall.
Transverse lines usally are similar to rings on a tree--you can identify approximately about when the injury occurred by how much the nail has grown.

In brief: Usually a sign of

An injury, often a minor injury that you may not even recall.
Transverse lines usally are similar to rings on a tree--you can identify approximately about when the injury occurred by how much the nail has grown.
Dr. Brandon Macy
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In brief: Many possibities

It could mean a vitamin defiency, an auto immune disease and others.
Is there any discoloration ?

In brief: Many possibities

It could mean a vitamin defiency, an auto immune disease and others.
Is there any discoloration ?
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