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I have raised vertical ridges in a couple of my finger nails for about the past 6 months. What could this be a sign of?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Nothing too serious

Although you are a young woman, these are not uncommon as we age.
They may reflect a b vitamin deficiency and might benefit from supplements or dietary changes. If they were across the nail, it would be a different matter. That could be a sign of a serious medical problem for which you'd want to see a doctor. Happily, your ridges run from the base to the tip.

In brief: Nothing too serious

Although you are a young woman, these are not uncommon as we age.
They may reflect a b vitamin deficiency and might benefit from supplements or dietary changes. If they were across the nail, it would be a different matter. That could be a sign of a serious medical problem for which you'd want to see a doctor. Happily, your ridges run from the base to the tip.
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