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Roni
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   Posted 2/23/2010 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Anyone else here have beau's lines? It's the horizontal (side to side) deep ridges or dents in the nails.

I've had this problem for years and it seems to be getting worse.

Potsie
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   Posted 2/23/2010 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes Roni, I have them but only on my thumbnails. Have no idea why.

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   Posted 2/23/2010 9:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I, too, only have them on my thumbs. Just read your post and inspected my fingernails. What causes them?
Becky

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sickandlucky
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   Posted 2/24/2010 5:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep I have those on my thumbs too... not sure what thats about
female 19, diagnosed crohns december 2008
entocort/pentasa previously, now prednisone(tapering) & 100 mg imuran, probiotics, calcium w/d3, biotin, folic acid, zinc, omega 3s, digestive enzymes & prenatal multivitamin


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   Posted 2/24/2010 5:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi My nails don't have a chance to get them as i bite them, :-( a bad habit that is hard to break ha! ha! My mum suffers from this and it really annoys her. Bev x
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Roni
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   Posted 2/25/2010 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Apparently they are caused by malnutrition and disease. Guess that's why we have them.

chronielass, beau's lines affect the entire nail, not the ends, so biting wouldn't stop them.

I have them on my thumbs and other fingers. Not my pinkies. I take vitamins, and I had all my blood work done for some essential vitamins. I can't see it being malnutrition so it must be the crohns.

A dermatologist once told me the lines form when our nails stop growing briefly. Our bodies use that little bit of energy to focus more on the constant healing of crohns.

Is anyone in remission and still have the beau's lines?

Potsie
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   Posted 2/25/2010 8:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I have them all the time and I don't have Crohns.

Roni
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   Posted 2/25/2010 9:23 PM (GMT -7)   
potsie, do you have another illness?

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   Posted 2/25/2010 9:33 PM (GMT -7)   
when i had my first episode of sepsis and a brief death ( about 20 min) and had mass antibiotics, my nails quit growing as did my hair. when they started up again a few months later, i had not only lines but deep valleys. it took alomost 8-9 months for them to grow out to end. it was as if someone had taken a heavy weight and sat it on all my nails and made dents.. even my toe nails did this.
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Potsie
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   Posted 2/25/2010 10:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes Roni. I've got an enlarged heart.

randynoguts
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   Posted 2/26/2010 3:27 AM (GMT -7)   
hey potsie,, having copd will make you nails curve down at the end too. my dads got real bad.. also fingers will start to get clubbed
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Roni
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   Posted 2/26/2010 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I also have a problem with my heart. Tachycardia, and have had cardiomyopathy but that's better now.

Randy, I have slightly clubbed fingernails too. My nails are hideous, especially my thumbs! And the skin around them is constantly peeling cracking and bleeding.

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   Posted 2/26/2010 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I get them too - it's like a record of how bad my Crohn's was - just looking at the lines in my nails!
1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
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Potsie
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   Posted 2/26/2010 7:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Randy, how did you know I also have COPD?

AzJohnny
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   Posted 2/26/2010 9:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I have horizontal lines in my big toes and vertical lines (raised ridges) on all of my fingers. So what does that mean?
AzJohnny


I feel a whole lot more the way I do now than I did a little while ago.
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BeeSting
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   Posted 2/27/2010 4:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Diseases or illnesses associated with Beau's lines include:

Uncontrolled diabetes
Circulatory diseases, such as peripheral artery disease
Illness associated with a high fever, caused by pneumonia, scarlet fever, mumps or measles
Malnutrition, vitamin def as: zink, iron

Vertical ridges in your nails are not a health concern. Although the exact cause of such ridging isn't known, heredity likely plays a role.
If your fingernails change color or develop horizontal ridges, see your doctor. These changes may indicate underlying health problems,
such as respiratory disease, malnutrition or even heart attack.

Clubbing occurs when the tips of your fingers enlarge and your nails curve around your fingertips. This condition results from low oxygen
levels in your blood and could be a sign of lung disease. Clubbing is also associated with inflammatory bowel disease, cardiovascular disease and liver disease.

80sChick
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   Posted 2/27/2010 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I have horizontal ridges on my thumbs! It looks so awful and it's so annoying. My pointer fingernails are clubbed too. Gross.
28 Year old Female
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Recent possible diagnosis of IBS-D
 
Tried Meds: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Rowasa Enemas, VSL #3 DS.
 
Currently on: 25mg Prednisone (Tapering SLOWLY from 60), 125mg Imuran, Psyllium Seed Powder, Colocort Enemas, Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Vitamin D/Calcium, Align Probiotic, Vesicare (for urinary retention). 


stefr4001
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   Posted 9/26/2012 1:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I have deep ridges on both my Big Toenails - One nail only has about 2 that constantley grow out and then come back the other nail has about 3 that keep growing out and more apear, Have had this for about 3 - 4 years . Have never had a day off work sick in over 10 years so I can not see that I am ill in any way . Complete mistery :-(

petittarte
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   Posted 9/26/2012 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   
My nails are pitted likely which is likely psoriasis in my nails. I take biotin for it.
Jodi

Crohns, Crohns related arthritis, Crohns related neuropathy, Hashimotos. Meds- Synthroid, Remicade, Methotrexate, Vitamin D

Doritt
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   Posted 4/12/2014 10:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Roni said...
Anyone else here have beau's lines? It's the horizontal (side to side) deep ridges or dents in the nails.

I've had this problem for years and it seems to be getting worse.

I have the same on thumb nails only
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