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    Old 01-13-2009, 01:22 PM   #1
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    Weird thumb nail

    For a while now - at least the last few years - I've had this weird thing going on with my left thumb nail.

    First of all, when you look at the nail from a side view, it's sligtly bumpy. Second - and the strangest thing - there's a "line" in the middle of the nail going from the cuticle to the tip. The "line" is made up of a series of horizontal scratches - all less than .5 cm in length. It almost looks like the nail was scratched. It's been growing this way for some time. I try to buff the scratches out, but it only slightly improves the appearance. There's no pain or discomfort.

    Any ideas what this could be?

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    Old 01-14-2009, 05:28 AM   #2
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    Re: Weird thumb nail

    When the nail plate becomes disfigured, it is usually the result of something going on in the matrix where the nail plate cells are developed. I would see your dermatologist.

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