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I am having line on my nail, from 3 years now. I am 39 years

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I am having Brown line on my nail, from 3 years now.
I am 39 years old Ind***** *****ving in USA. No change in color.
Is it because of vitamin deficiency
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

Can you attach the photos here? Pain or itch? Any other symptoms? Any medical problems? Any surgeries? Any medications? Any family medical history?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No family history, no Itch or pain, no medical problem, no surgeries, was on high cholesterol Medication for 6 months 3 years other symptoms
I was dieting for 1 year to loose weight, i dint drink milk, curd from 4 years.
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

It seems to be longitudinal melanonychia which is a banded brown to black pigmentation of the nail due to the presence of melanin in the nail plate. It may result from activation or hyperplasia of nail matrix melanocytes. There are many possible causes such as physiologic (ethnic or pregnancy-related), traumatic, dermatologic, systemic, or iatrogenic factors. Vitamin B12 deficiency, vitamin D deficiency causes it. You should see your doctor to refer a dermatologist to have exam and tests.