Scleroderma & Raynaud's UK (SRUK)
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Blood splinters

Hey guys!

I hope your all okay, just a quick one... does anyone get blood splinters under the finger nails ..? I’ve had them ever since I developed Raynauds/scleroderma. They develop on all digits and seem to come on more so when I have the palpitations and shortness of breath. Just wondering if there is a connection between the palpitations and splinters or it’s due to the Raynauds?

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Thank you kenzie210866

I had them just before Christmas with the palpitations and I was sent into hospital with suspected Endocarditis. My ultrasound showed no Endocarditis but fluid around my right ventricle - still waiting to have this followed up. I have an appointment with my Dr tomorrow who is fab !!! So I’ll mention it to him then ... thank you xx

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What are blood splinters and what do they look like? Photo please

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Google: "splinter hemorrhages"

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I have had them occasionally, never before I got ill. Usually have one on a nail somewhere!

No idea why they appear!

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