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I have these deep grooves on my thumbnails for about two years they run from side to side
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3/6/2018
Sumanth Amperayani
Sumanth Amperayani, Doctor (MD)
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Experience: Consultant Pediatrician at Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital
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Hello...nails are appendages of the skin. Usually skin conditions are best diagnosed and treated (if needed) after seein them directly.

May I request you to upload some images so that I can guide you better.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
i will send them now

Hello...thank you for getting back with the images. These are called Beau's lines of the nails. These usually signify some health issue from which you have recovered. They may look like indentations or ridges in the nail plate. Beau's lines can result from any disease process or illness that is severe enough to affect the growth plate of the nail. Malnutrition and chemotherapy drugs for cancer can also cause Beau's lines. Trauma or injury may also be a cause of Beau's lines or nail ridges. But they just signify that you need to get yourself evaluated by your internal medicine specialist please. As such - they themselves are not suggestive of any disease process.

Calcium and vitamin D deficiency also can cause them.

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