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I have a red line under my left thumb nail it runs up from ...

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I have a red line under my left thumb nail it runs up from base to tip, I have had for some time, what could it be?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Macy RN replied 8 years ago.


Is the line a deep red or bright red or more brown?



Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to Macy RN's Post: Its a thin kind of faint red line
Expert:  Macy RN replied 8 years ago.


A red line like you are mentioning that looks like a splinter under you nail can be indicative of a serious herat infection (pericarditis) other heart disease or bleeding disorder.

Are you other wise healthy?

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