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I recently noticed that my toenails dip in the middle and curve

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I recently noticed that my toenails dip in the middle and curve down at the end of the toe. Do you know what that might be?
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You need an exam
Does it seem like the nails are becoming loose from the nail bed
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
No, the nails are not becoming loose.
OK
so this is a non specific finding.
How long has it been there?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I've noticed this in the last few months
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Go through this slide show for me and see if anything looks like what you have
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/nails/wo00055&slide=7
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Looks most like the clubbing slides, but the nails aren't as smooth and shiny. Also, not every nail is curved at the same angle
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any medical problems?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
A couple of weeks ago I was hospitalized for non-specific abdominal pain. Doctor couldn't find anything.

I take anxiety medication.

I guess that's it
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So this can be from aging
Trauma to the nails [from shoes].
It can be from heart, lung or liver disease, which you don't sound like you have.

Abdominal pain that actually hospitalizes you need a scan of the abdomen and probably a colonoscopy, which is due at age 50 anyway.

Use reply to let me know if you have further questions.
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