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What causes concave nails?

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Dr. Ronald Schubert

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :1984

Answered : 2407 Questions

Posted on Tue, 23 Aug 2016 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: what are the causes of concave thumb nails?

Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert 24 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Abnormal nails

Detailed Answer:
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You are concerned about abnormal nail specifically concave nails. This is seen usually in people who have iron deficiency anemia. Once the anemia is resolved the nails grow normally. I recommend that you see your medical provider to have labs for screening for iron deficiency anemia. Other nutritional deficiencies can also cause nail changes so a good comprehensive lab should rule out any other deficiencies

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