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Posted by: Worried | 2009/05/18

Sore marks under fingernails

I have noticed that there are sore marks on my fingernails. the marks are red and when i touch the area its a bit sore. I' ve had this before but they just kind of disappeared. Please help.

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Dear Worried
this may be a nail fungus infection or bleeding under the nail, which can be a sign of endocarditis ( a dangerous infection of the heart valves) - please let your doctor have a look as soon as possible
Dr Bets

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