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Reason for very large nails
Posted by: Fredrik
Date: January 10, 2002 9:51 AM

I'm a bit curious about my big nails, which in fact are the biggest nails I've ever seen. As an example, my thumbnails are 23 mm wide, actually making the nail wider than the base of the thumb. The nails on the other fingers all have the comparable ratio, compared to each finger, even though they are not wider than the finger they belong to. The nails are also fairly round, and somewhat bent if you look at them in profile: the end of the nail tilted about 45 degrees compared to the beginning of the nail. There isn't much flesh on the side of each nail, about 1-2 mm if you look from above. Is this normal, or is there a condition for this?

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at October 5, 2007 4:32 AM by Dr. Kennedy.

RE: Reason for very large nails
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: January 10, 2002 3:28 PM

Such nails are either: familial/genetic, related to liver disease, or to B12 deficiency.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at October 5, 2007 4:34 AM by Dr. Kennedy.

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