View Full Version : Blood under finger nails

03-26-2010, 11:38 AM
Anyone get blood spots that look like splinters under finger or toe nails? Yet another thing to add to my list of symptoms

03-26-2010, 04:28 PM
yes...little tiny black lines...my rheumy looks very closely at my nail beds when I am there and of course I have none when I go!

03-28-2010, 08:41 PM
Yes-exactly! Found out they are called splinter hemorrhages and common with either lupus or endocarditis. I know I dont have heart issues (now). I had one of these lines 2 yrs ago when my symptoms started....for the past few months I have had two on my toe nail, now one on my pinky. I took pictures to show my rheum this Thursday. I wish I coudl get a diagnosis so I could have answers, especially as to why my pancreas keeps getting inflammed but not showing on scan! I can live with all the other stuff!

03-28-2010, 09:55 PM
Yes! I get these all the time! I never used to know they were a symptom of anything until I read more about them. I still don't REALLY know what it means. I do know that now that I'm in treatment I don't have ANY showing up right now.

03-30-2010, 08:09 PM
Sugarsnit-how did you get treatment? Would you mind sharing your symptoms etc? I have been trying to figure out for 2 yrs what is wrong with me....nothign shows in the blood aside from an inflammed pancreas (on and off).I have TONS of symptoms. Back to rhuemy this Thurs

03-31-2010, 05:46 AM
When i first started this journey and ended up in the hospital i have many of these under all of my fingernails and that is why the er doctor admitted me in the first place because they were sure i had endocarditis. But that was not the case and after many many test and months of going to the thuemey i ended up being diagnosised with lupus and myositis and polyomyositis. And i still get the splinters from time to time. Bonita

03-31-2010, 06:43 PM
Gosh I pray for a diagnosis, I know its not my heart as I had tested it a yr ago as my dr thought maybe endocarditis too. Were your labs positive?