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Old 04-20-2006, 05:45 PM   #1
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Want to hear a fun fact about Grave's??

Some people who have Graves end up with a bump in their fingernail on there fourth diget!!!!! It's true I have it!!! And I read about it. Strange hu?

 
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:06 PM   #2
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Re: Want to hear a fun fact about Grave's??

Not so much a bump as a spot where the nail is detached - I had it too.

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Old 04-20-2006, 09:13 PM   #3
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Re: Want to hear a fun fact about Grave's??

After reading your posts I decided to do a "nail" search. I've always wondered why I only have moons on my thumbs, which are barely visible. I found that this could indicate low thyroid (I am a Hashi's person). And likewise, large moons could mean high thyroid. Interesting. Also, my fourth fingernail splits longitudinally. I would suspect this could be from nail trauma, but then I also have it on one toe. Hmmmmm.

 
Old 04-22-2006, 11:00 AM   #4
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Re: Want to hear a fun fact about Grave's??

The nail situation has a name -- it is called Plummer's Syndrome. I might be spelling it wrong, but that's the name of it.

 
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