Q. I have light colored vertical lines in my finger nails. Can you help me out?

Answered by
Dr. Atishay Bukharia
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 01, 2016 and last reviewed on: Jun 16, 2020

Hi doctor,

I have recently noticed some light colored vertical lines in my thumb and index finger nails. I have attached the photos for your reference. When I searched on the internet, I found very disturbing things including skin cancer. I have hypothyroidism and chronic depression. I am on Bupron 300 and Thyroxin 100. By looking at the pictures, can you help me out?

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetology Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • You are having longitudinal melanonychia. It is also one of the signs of hypothyroidism.

For further information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist


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