Splinter hemorrhage

What is Splinter hemorrhage?

Splinter hemorrhages are non-blanchable, 1-3 mm, red to reddish-brown, longitudinal hemorrhages appearing under the nail plate.They form due to rupture os small blood vessels called capillaries under the nail.The blood attaches to the nail plate and moves distally as the nail grows.

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My doctor says I have a splinter hemorrhage on my retina. What is its significance and prognosis. I have type ll diabetes and my Hgb A1C is...

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Prognosis is good, continue good diabetes control!

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These are the symptoms - swollen hands with blue fingers, SOB, severe joint and muscle pain, constant tiredness, waking with joint pain, blood...

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Your symptoms are very worrisome. Although it isn't...

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hello, I have some small striated , black lines in the upper part of my right and left toenail on my big toes, my right more than my...

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Toe-nails are commonly affected in fungal infection with dermatophytes.

Can manifest in form of altered color of nails, dystrophic nails,...

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