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What does it mean when your finger nails develop vertical ridges?

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Stephen Treloar 29 Nov 2014

If they run longitudinal they are nothing to worry about and usually a sign of aging; but if they are all horizontal they are an indicator of an underlying pathology that is causing improper nail growth.

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kaismama 29 Nov 2014

My fingernails have always done this. I found out about 15 yrs ago that this can be sign of fibromyalgia, which I have. It doesn't mean anything really. I use a buffing block and buff them out. Nail polish doesn't look too nice with ridges.

Stephen Treloar 29 Nov 2014

Mine do it too.

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