Blood Splinters on nail

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   Posted 4/9/2015 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Over the past few days I've noticed a small blood splinter on my thumb.
I've been reading about them and I've gotten a little worried.

Do any of you have them? What did your doctor do about it if any?,

The new medication I'm taking (Arava) is raising my blood pressure.
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   Posted 4/10/2015 4:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I get these quite often, in fact I have one in the nail on my right index finger as I type this. Sometimes I have many at one time in several nails. My GP didn't seem overly concerned about them. Dr.Google on the other hand had me quite worried about it. They seem to accompany flare ups of my eczema now so that's what I've been attributing it to. I'd say get it checked on. Especially with the blood pressure changes you have been experiencing.

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   Posted 4/10/2015 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Couchtater. I get these and I have also read about them in Dr.Google and in books. I worry enough about the big things associated with my autoimmune disorders (and I have lots of big things). I've found over the years that Lupies can spend far too much time and energy obsessing over things that really don't matter. Your nail blood splinters may some day become something important when they are associated with other things. Until then, try not to sweat the small stuff. Love, Butterflake
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   Posted 4/10/2015 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi. I get these too and always assumed I had banged my finger above the cuticle causing an injury to grow out this something I should mention to a doctor?

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   Posted 4/22/2015 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had these before too, and attributed them to having whacked my hand on something or other. Hmmm

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