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Toe Nail Ridges

Im having a hard time finding articles regarding horizontal ridges in toenails..

Since my symptoms started a year ago (numbness, shooting pains, forgetfullness, arm and leg weakness and fatigue just to name a few).. my big toes' nails have deep horizontal ridges, a few of my other toes have this as well however they are not as deep... My nails are normal in colour so I do not think it is a fungus...

These ridges are not growing out..  prior to all of this.. my toe nails were beautiful!!
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just to add...

i found this website/ link... stating ridges that run across the nails could be caused by inflammation.. possibly autoimmune or imflamitory disease related?

http://www.dietitian.com/nails.html
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Hi
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
There are many causes for ridges on the toes nails such as eczema, lichen planus, dermatitis, peripheral vascular disease, psoriasis, fungal infection, and Raynaud’s disease. Since you all have numbness, shooting pains, forgetfulness, arm and leg weakness and fatigue chances of Raynaud’s disease and other peripheral vascular diseases should be ruled out. Diabetes, smoking, high lipids and high blood pressure are some of the causes of peripheral vascular diseases. Please discuss this with an internal medicine specialist and a skin specialist. Hope this helps. Take care!
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1002512_tn?1265442179
Thanks :)

Does raynauds always cause the skin to change colour? My toes appear to be the same colour/ turn slight pink when theyre cold same as my hands... they've never changed colour.. ie. white/ blue/ red
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351246_tn?1379685732
Hi!
In milder Raynaud’s disease and phenomenon  no visible color changes occur except for a slight pinkish hue. Rheumatoid arthritis and Lupus too could be a differential diagnosis of your problem. Hope this helps. Take care!

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