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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?

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

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Are there any rheumatic diseases that might cause splinter hemorrhages of the finger nails?

Are there any rheumatic diseases that might cause splinter hemorrhages of the finger nails?

Rheumatic heart dis: Rheumatic diseases themselves are not associated with splinter hemorrhage of the nails, but any rheumatic disease such as rheumatic fever that damages the heart valves can lead to bacterial endocarditis which does. The other major cause is injury. ...Read more

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Can secondary raynaud's cause splinter hemorrhages under nails and petechiae on the backs of hands?

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

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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 notices splinter hemorrhages on two of my nails. I also have a cough and sore throat. And mild palpitations. Could it be myocarditis?

Splinter hemorrhages: splinters can be seen in patients with endocarditis (infection of the heart valve) but rarely present with a cough and sore throat..they usually are not seen in myocarditis ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I've been noticing nailfold hemorrages and plumbers nails developing lately. ?

I've been noticing nailfold hemorrages and plumbers nails developing lately.  ?

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

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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

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

Infection?: What you're describing sounds like a bacterial infection. Staph infections are fairly common in people who have their hands in water a lot or use artificial nails. You should see a doctor to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I keep getting splinter hemorrages on multiple nails, it's not endocarditis could it be my meds? (nebivolol, aspirin or lipitor)

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