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Linear Hemorrhages Under The Nails
Can secondary raynaud's cause splinter hemorrhages under nails and petechiae on the backs of hands?
Could be: It depends on the other medical associations and the cause of the raynaud's if with a ctd this could be causing the lesions depending on the overlap. ...Read more
I've gotten 1 small splinter hemorrhage on 1 fingernail (at top of nail) twice in the last few months. Cause for concern or just normal wear & tear?
In vast majority of: cases due to nail/finger trauma. (Basis for concern, as 1 piece of diagnostic pattern, is recurring, multiple fingers & toes without apparent basis for injury plus unexplained, non-localizing symptoms & persistent fever for weeks which may be a result/sign of endocarditis or other intravascular infection shedding infected microclots through the arteries & creating the finger splinter hemorrhages.) ...Read more
I notices splinter hemorrhages on two of my nails. I also have a cough and sore throat. And mild palpitations. Could it be myocarditis?
I had echo for a new heart murmur that appeared 6 months ago. I was told that I am fine. I have fatigue, fever, splinter nail hemorrhages and blood+protein in the urine. Could it still be endocarditis despite the normal echo?
Absolutely: You have endocarditis and need to be seen and treated by infectious diseases experts asap. Echocardiography, even if done at its best, does not exclude the diagnosis and you have most of the criteria. There are many cases of culture-negative endocarditis. If you are not being seen by an id expert you need to do that now. There are serologic studies to identify organisms (like coxiella burnetti). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I keep getting splinter hemorrages on multiple nails, it's not endocarditis could it be my meds? (nebivolol, aspirin or lipitor)
Splinter Hemorrhages: Splinter hemorrhages (or haemorrhages) are tiny blood clots that tend to run vertically under the nails. Splinter hemorrhages are a nonspecific finding and can be associated with subacute bacterial endocarditis, scleroderma, trichinosis, systemic lupus erythematosus (sle), rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic nails, antiphospholipid syndrome and trauma. ...Read more
See a doctor: such changes in the nails can be a sign of different and potentially serious medical conditions. Pl see your doctor! ...Read more
Could wet-sanding (ie w/sandpaper) 2 weeks ago be why i (still) have splinter hemmorhages + reddened/shiny/spongy nail bases? Nails are purplish at base + tip, white in middle, fingertips seem puffy 2
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