Anemia; 13 Warning Signs & Symptoms of Anemia

Spoon-Shaped and Brittle Fingernails

This symptom is specific to iron deficiency anemia. Medically known as “Koilonychia“, this symptom is characterized by spooning (where the nail edges are raised and the middle of the nail dips to give a rounded shape like a spoon) and thinning of the fingernails – that are prone to easy chipping and cracking. It is much less common symptom and may only occur in severe iron deficiency anemia.