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Does the vertical line on my fingernail indicate Melanoma ?

hello doctor my age is 20.....i have found vertical line on my one fingernail .....i am so recent taruma.....please tell me are they Splinter hemorrhage or sign of Melanoma will be pleased of you if you look at my pictures below: copy and paste it in adress bar:
Asked On : Mon, 15 Aug 2011
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The vertical lines on the nails can be normal or in cases of deficiency of iron and minerals also.The splinter haemorrhage is related symptom in few major diseases like infective endocarditis;melanoma.The pictures you have posted looks to be of deficiency of iron or minerals or even may be normal in your case.It does not look anything to be worried about still for your satisfaction you can consult a Physician in person and get examined.
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