A 29-year-old female asked:
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what does a small black splinter looking mark in your nail mean that is closer to the tip?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Splinter Hemorrage: Splinter hemorrhages are small areas of bleeding (hemorrhage) under the fingernails or toenails. Splinter hemorrhages can occur with infection of the heart valves (endocarditis). They may be caused by vessel damage from swelling of the blood vessels (vasculitis) or tiny clots that damage the small capillaries (microemboli).
Answered on Sep 13, 2018

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Could be a few: Things like : splinter hemorrhaging, subungual verrucae, melanoma, ....Best to see a foot doc or dermatologist.
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Nail: Absolutely nothing of any consequence. Good Luck

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