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See photos of fingernail conditions that warrant medical attention.

Spoon nails (koilonychia) are soft nails that look scooped out. Often, spoon nails are a sign of iron deficiency anemia or a liver condition known as hemochromatosis, in which your body absorbs too much iron from the food you eat. Spoon nails can also be associated with heart.

Although more common in young adults, onychocryptosis might infrequently be encountered in older persons.

Our fingernails grow about three times faster than our toenails.