Q. I am pregnant and noticed a dark line on my finger nail. Should I worry about that?

Answered by
Dr. Rahul Suresh Kulkarni
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 31, 2017 and last reviewed on: Sep 20, 2019

Hi doctor,

I am a 26 year old female. I am 18 weeks pregnant. Recently, I have noticed a dark line on one of my finger nails going down from the skin edge to the tip. Is this anything to worry about?

Dr. Rahul Suresh Kulkarni

General Medicine Internal Medicine
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Firstly our heartiest congratulations on your pregnancy. We wish you all the very best of health.
  • You need not worry about the dark line on your nails. Pregnancy causes a lot of hormonal changes in your body.
  • It also causes increased melanin deposition in your body, which may be the result of the line.
  • Certain nutritional deficiency also can cause the same. So, if you are not on any nutritional supplements, you can start them after consulting your local gynecologist.
  • Do not worry. Take care and stay healthy.

For further information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician


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