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Have a line under my left toe nail

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have a line under my left toe nail
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Nadim Al-Mubarak replied 1 year ago.


I need more information; what color, when did it appear, have you had it on some other nails before, have you had any recent trauma, are there any other changes, any pain?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
just noticed it like the color of a bruise thin near or under my cuticle no other nails no truma no pain
Expert:  Nadim Al-Mubarak replied 1 year ago.
  • This is most likely a splinter hemorrhage which is a line of blood caused by tiny damaged blood vessels, even if you do not recall a recent trauma
  • If it is only one splinter under one nail, then no worries, it is harmless. If there are more "splinters" on multiple nails, then you need to have them checked as there are other potentially serious possibilities
  • From you have told me, this is harmless. Best wishes
Expert:  Nadim Al-Mubarak replied 1 year ago.

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