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Lupus And Nail Hemorrhages
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
Common: No but they can result for a variety of reasons...Get evaluated. ...Read more
Fragile finger nails. Horizontal dents on almost all fingers. Some have double. Peeling toe nails, hair thinning.
Sx's: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
How is bacterial endocarditis diagnosed? Have splinter hemorrhages but I can rule out renal failure, trichinosis, psoriasis, and pityriasis pilaris.
ABE / SBE: Suspected by clinical history / exam. Diagnosed by transesophageal echocardiogram and blood cultures. Splinter hemorrhages are common and much much more likely related to trauma than to SBE or ABE. ...Read more
Purple-ish/black dot under nail with calcium deposits around it. Fairly certain recent trauma (jamming finger)... Fitting for subungual hematoma?
Biopsy on 3 toenails with longitudinal streaks. No evidence of melanocytes (melanoma) or fungus. Consistent with scar tissue. Patho and Dr stumped???
Event marker...: I wish I knew if all three toenails involved were on the same foot., or even contingent toes. Longitudinal markings do not have to be from melanoma or fungus. The streaks come from the nail matrix area. something has caused the root to mark the the new nails as they grow. This could be from chemical, thermal or physical damage to the root areas. Sometime it's permanent and other times temporary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes but....: There are other reasons this occurs. See your primary care doctor to get diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
My friend has been diagnosed as nail psoriasis only , can nail psoriasis perceeds systemic manifestations of psoriasis?Is there any surgical cure?Thx
Sev illness 1.5y ago.Toenails had blood under. Ever since nail w blood under off and on w white nail curling under, flat on one side. Cause? SLE pt.
Could periodic rapid thickening (then splitting and peeling) of skin on tips of all fingers and toes combined with rust colored pits on finger pads indicate an autoimmune problem?
Its possible: Rough, thick skin on the finger tips with cracks and discoloration can be related to repeated exposure to chemicals/dry environment. This can also be seen is polymyositis and dermatomyositis which are autoimmune diseases involving primarily the muscles and skin respectively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are toe nails resistant to HIV blood and do not allow blood to go under or over toe nail and cause HIV . Do toe nails protect the same as skin does?
Can recurrent pulmonary embolism cause chronic hypoxia and clubbing nails? I have symptoms of pulmonary embolism with blue clubbing nails. Ok d dimer.
I suppose it is: possible, but have your doctor look for other causes such as structural heart or lung disease. Clubbing can be a sign of longstanding hypoxia, but it is really non-specific. The only way to tell for sure whether or not you have pulmonary emboli is with CT angiogram or pulmonary angiogram. Both are invasive tests, so your doctor will order them only if there is a high clinical suspicion. ...Read more
Subungual hematoma; left index, how long until nail falls off? Lots of blood accumulating under nail. Black in colour. Severely painful and swollen.
Trephination: Ouch! Go see your family doc about this condition, the sooner the better. S/he can make a hole (trephinate) in your nail allowing blood to escape, thus relieving pressure & pain. No anesthesia needed. Instant pain relief w/very dramatic release of blood build up. Check out http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/82926-overview for more info. ...Read more
I started this nail rubbing exercise for hair growth.Now(>6 mths)nails discolored, lunulas dissappeared and nail at tips has become thin, detached ?
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