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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. ...Read more

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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


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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? ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more