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Bleeding Toenails Fingernails 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
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
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 or ward off danger? ...Read more
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
The past 5 years or so I have noticed speratic hemorrhage splinters under 1 or 2 of my fingernails. Not from injury or known endocarditis. Any advice?
Splinter: Hemorrhages, until your nails may be related to underlying medical issues. Please make an appointment for a comprehensive physical exam with blood and cardiac testing. ...Read more
I have a few splinter hemmorhages under my fingernails. My heart skips beats at least 5 times a day, it really "thumps" hard. Endocarditis?
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?
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. ...Read more
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?
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.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
My big toenail has two layers frm 9months Swallen under the nail"nail base"it hurts when press on Today its bleeding This month seems not growing Help
Possible infection: You may have an infection under the nail. See a podiatrist for an examination and treatment. ...Read more
Direct pressure: Use a bandage or gauze. Hold pressure upwards of 30 minutes. Generally successful. ...Read more
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? ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
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
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
Why am I bleeding under my big toenail when there's no pain or no recent injury? I noticed it a week ago when I removed my nail polish.
You may have had micro trauma such as the nail hitting the top of the shoe when walking or exercising. You could also have a growth under the nail.
You should have it checked by podiatrist ...Read more
I cut my 8wk old sons fingernails &nicked his skin &it was bleeding. I cleaned it and put mittens on to keep him from sucking. Anything else to do?
See below.: You've done all the right things. This often happens while cutting infants' fingernails. Just continue to keep his finger (s) clean and if there is any redness, pus or swelling, please have his doctor look at it. You may have done this and still nicked his skin, but the best way to cut fingernails on infants is with a nail clipper while they are sleeping. ...Read more
Bleeding after toe nail removal. Had 1/3 big toenail removed this aft. Bled thru bandage & sock. Didn't know to elevate. Seems to have stopped. Ok?
If stopped then OK: If the bleeding stopped then you should be ok. It may be related to you taking 2full strength aspirins a day, change the dressing and if start bleeding again see your doctor or go to er. ...Read more
Toenail ripped completely off 72 ago bleeding stopped, pain so intense can stand touching anything been soaking in epsom salt, no pus just red. Tips?
Nail: If the entire nail came off then there's no much for us to do, other than follow up and monitor for infection. See a podiatrist, if it gets infected (redness is an early sign) you might need a course of oral antibiotics. ...Read more
Toenail bleeding: Not usually normal. Good idea to report this to the surgeon, to be sure all is ok. ...Read more
No it is not normal: No it is not normal and if it is active bleeding you should go to er or call your doctor. You can put pressure on it and see if the bleeding stops. Have you had increased bleeding due to cuts etc in past. You may need to be checked for bleeding disorder. ...Read more
Guinea Pig Bite: Clean the area well with warm soap and water. Dry well. Apply thin strip of antibiotic ointment. Can cover with bandaid. When was your last tetanus shot? if you haven't had one within 10 years - get one. Signs of infection include- redness, swelling, warmth, pus, streaking, increasing pain, & fever. ...Read more
Yesterday I was playing basketball with a tight shoe for 2 hrs. After the game I noticed bleeding on my socks and my toenails hurt. Anything I can do?
Throw out the shoes: The shoes are too small for you and causing trauma. Neosporin or another ointment will help heal the nails, but the biggest factor is prevention by getting shoes that fit. Shoes should allow wiggle room for toes and a thumb's width of length from the LONGEST toe. ...Read more
I have flesh colored, small bumps on my outer labia. I can pick them off with my fingernail which causes bleeding. No discharge or pain. Have pictures?
Want to know why?: Do you want to know what these are or why they are present? Instead of "picking" them, pick a GYN MD instead to answer the question raised. ...Read more
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