For those of you who don't know, they're horizontal (side to side) depressions/waves/or grooves in the nail bed. About a month ago, I discovered them on both of my thumbnails.
I've researched it and know that it can represent past stress to the body. Considering where they are on my thumbnails, the timing correlates to an oral surgery I had that went completely wrong (I suffered from infection and nerve damage), so I'm attributing those to that incident. However, now my right thumbnail consistently grows out with them. None of my other nails are affected, which is what is odd to me. From what I've read, if it was due to a deficiency or illness, all nails would have them. I'm curious, if any of you have experienced this in one or more nails and were seen by a doctor, did you find a reason why they were occurring? Mine aren't severe, but they're there. I'm wondering if I should make an appointment with the doctor or not. Should I be worried? Thanks!
Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 3:07 PM on Aug. 5, 2011
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