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I am bleeding beneath my toenails and fingernails, is this a sign of endocarditis?

I am bleeding beneath my toenails and fingernails, is this a sign of endocarditis?

Endocarditis: Endocarditis can cause "splinter" hemorrhage under the nails. They actually look like tiny little straight splinters. If you are having large areas of bleeding under the nails, it could be traumatic when the toenails hit the tip of the shoe or it could be from a clotting disorder. Either way, it should be checked out asap.

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Endocarditis (Definition)

An infection of the inner lining of your heart. It generally occurs when bacteria or other germs from another part of your body, such as your mouth, spread through your bloodstream and attach to damaged areas in your heart. Left untreated, endocarditis can damage or destroy your heart valves and can ...Read more


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I pick at my fingernails & toe nails a lot & it's not uncommon to go until they bleed, but can't seem to stop. Is this a condition or just bad habit?

I pick at my fingernails & toe nails a lot & it's not uncommon to go until they bleed, but can't seem to stop. Is this a condition or just bad habit?

Picking at nails: To the point of bleeding and "can't stop" MAY be a form of OCD. Please start by talking w/your doc and then seeing a mental health professional. Peace and good health. Do you also count things excessively or have to perform certain behaviors or rituals to feel safe?

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I had 2 strokes from endocarditis now terrible headaches could my brain be bleeding from the area of the strokes causing this and would it show in mr?

I had 2 strokes from endocarditis now terrible headaches could my brain be bleeding from the area of the strokes causing this and would it show in mr?

When was the: Endocarditis? Strokes related to this heart valve infection can be caused by breaking off of the valvular 'vegetation' and spread to the brain and/or from rupture of so called mycotic aneurysms in the arteries of the brain. With adequate treatment of the infection, the risk of these complication s decrease with time.

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Are splinter hemorrhages under the fingernails always indicative of endocarditis? Some multiple on more than one finger.

See below: Endocarditis is the most serious cause of splinter hemorrhages. Other common cause is trauma to the nail. Down the line are causes like vasculitis, and bleeding diathesis. See this site for more info. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003283.htm

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I have a few splinter hemmorhages under my fingernails. My heart skips beats at least 5 times a day, it really "thumps" hard. Endocarditis?

Not necessarily: But would agree that prudence suggests a visit to cardiology just to be safe. However, can be many other reasons for splinter hemorrhages even though this may be associated with bacterial endocarditis. If you have a fever, do not hesitate to get evaluated.

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When trimming my toenails about two weeks ago, I cut my big toe nail very short now I see a pink line. Could it be Bacterial Endocarditis or trauma?

When trimming my toenails about two weeks ago, I cut my big toe nail very short now I see a pink line. Could it be Bacterial Endocarditis or trauma?

Local infection?: I wouldn't think endocarditis based on that. But it could be a local infection. When we cut nails too short; or pull off too much, we can tug some skin out with the nail, leaving a cut that can allow for the introduction of bacteria.

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Toe/toenail bleeding quite a bit for some reason. What should I do?

Toe/toenail bleeding quite a bit for some reason. What should I do?

See a podiatrist: Perhaps you injured the toe more severely than you can tell at this point. Proud flesh can result, and it can bleed or drain over time. Plus, a podiatrist can evaluate it and make sure it is not a more serious problem.

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I'm 54 years old. And a female. My two middle toes have been numb for a couple months. Today however those same toenails fell off. No bleeding/pain?

I'm 54 years old. And a female. My two middle toes have been numb for a couple months. Today however those same toenails fell off. No bleeding/pain?

Numb: This sounds like 2 different problems. Your first best solution is to see your podiatrist for an exam. Possibilities include neuroma, and old trauma or fungal infection to the nails.

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3 days ago, I accidentally cut part of my fingernail, exposing skin. Bit red, no bleeding or pain. Do I need to keep covered until nail grows back?

3 days ago, I accidentally cut part of my fingernail, exposing skin. Bit red, no bleeding or pain. Do I need to keep covered until nail grows back?

To prevent trauma: If three days, body makes a protective cover for a small wound. You may keep a band-aid on to avoid trauma to the wound. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.

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How can I stop a completely ripped off fingernail from bleeding?

How can I stop a completely ripped off fingernail from bleeding?

Direct pressure: Use a bandage or gauze. Hold pressure upwards of 30 minutes. Generally successful.

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The side of my toenails keep randomly bleeding. Do you know what it could be from? I haven't cut it with anything like a nail clipper.

The side of my toenails keep randomly bleeding. Do you know what it could be from? I haven't cut it with anything like a nail clipper.

Possibly ingrown: Sometimes when a nail becomes ingrown granulation tissue forms which bleeds easily. Do you notic any reddish lumps along the margins of the nail?

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My pinki toenail is split vertically with one half completly attached and the other half only attached at the cuticle it isn't bleeding at all?

My pinki toenail is split vertically with one half completly attached and the other half only attached at the cuticle it isn't bleeding at all?

Damaged nail: My suggestion is to carefully cut down the detached portion of nail by clipping it. You may want to protect it with covering by bandaid.

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I scratched deep inside my vagina with my fingernails. It has been lightly bleeding for almost three hours. I don't know what to do and am scared!

I scratched deep inside my vagina with my fingernails. It has been lightly bleeding for almost three hours. I don't know what to do and am scared!

Vaginal bleeding: The lining of the vagina can easily bleed if scratched. Scratching inside the vagina with fingernails would not be enough to cause serious damage. Light bleeding will eventually stop. If the bleeding goes on for days it may require an examination to get it stopped. Heavy bleeding with passage of clots would require an exam very soon.

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What's the best way to care for nail bed when the fingernail has been torn completely off? It happened about 14 hrs ago, still bleeding, is this normal

What's the best way to care for nail bed when the fingernail has been torn completely off? It happened about 14 hrs ago, still bleeding, is this normal

Keep nail bed clean: If the nail was completely removed with out damaging the nail bed you will probably grow a normal nail ideally., the nail can be put back in place to prevent the skin from healing to the nail bed. It might be worthwhile to see a hand surgeon.

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My fingernails and skin all around hurt really bad after getting acrylic nails at the salon. The guy filed and buffed way too hard causing pain and bleeding. What should I do? I don't think it'll just go away.

My fingernails and skin all around hurt really bad after getting acrylic nails at the salon. The guy filed and buffed way too hard causing pain and bleeding. What should I do? I don't think it'll just go away.

Doctor can check...: A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine the fingers if a person is worried about how much of the skin got sanded away. Most likely, the skin will heal up back to normal (maybe with some color changes that should normalize over time), because if the sanding was really deep, the person would have screamed and pulled her hand away. Neosporin may help skin healing.

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Hi, I have an ingrown toenail. Now its starts bleeding. What should I do?

Hi, I have an ingrown toenail. Now its starts bleeding. What should I do?

See a podiatrist: You need to have the ingrown nail removed. It sounds like the nail is ripping the skin and causing bleeding.

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Had side of toenail cut out Monday, still bleeding seeping and bottom of toe real itchy. Is that ok?

Had side of toenail cut out Monday, still bleeding seeping and bottom of toe real itchy. Is that ok?

Contact your podiatr: Normally, if your nail was cut out by a podiatrist, the bleeding and discharge decreases a little bit every day. It gradually should completely stop, generally within 3-7 days, unless what you had done was a permanent procedure. That could take a few extra days to heal. The itching may be a result of a reaction to the local anesthetic, or possibly the result of a healing infection.

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Cut my eye with fingernail, now it's bleeding. Small amnt of pain. Vision ok for now. Rinsed it out - still bleeding. What to do?

Cut my eye with fingernail, now it's bleeding. Small amnt of pain. Vision ok for now. Rinsed it out - still bleeding. What to do?

Corneal abrasion: Or you may need to go to an urgicare center, as corneal abrasions should not get infected or they can become problematic. If the cut is over your pupil, you definitely should have it evaluated so your vision does not get affected in the future. You may need an antibiotic cream to put on your eye and sometimes even a patch to help heal the area.

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Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more