What does the vertical line on my finger nail indicate ?
hello doctor my age is 20.....i have found vertical line on my fingernail .....i am so worried.....please tell me are they Splinter hemorrhage or sign of Melanoma ...it will be pleased of you if you look at my pictures below: copy and paste it in adress bar: http://i53.tinypic.com/skujxz.jpg
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Splinter haemorrhages are minute bleeding streaks seen under the nail. It can be a normal phenomenon and associated with trauma as well. Not to worry if you do not feel sick. If you have bleeding anywhere else, any fever or chest pain you can go to the ER.