• Bleeding from my fingernails

    Asked by Tallgrass69 on Friday, May 24, 2013

    Bleeding from my fingernails

    Has anyone have this happen to them ?

    7 Answers from the Community

    7 answers
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      I've had issues with my nails on and off, and some times I've seen a small amount of dry blood at the base of or sides of my nails. Never seen any active bleeding - how bad is it? What does you oncology team have to say.

      I found that rubbing a bit of jojoba or emu oil on my nails really helps keep them in shape.

      over 3 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      I'd talk to my onc about this. I had blood under my finger and toe nails, turning them a hideous blackish-purple, but never did it come out from under the nails. Good luck.

      over 3 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      A couple of my nails turned black and fell off but I never had active bleeding from my nails. I had active bleeding from other areas, but not my nails.

      over 3 years ago
    • leslie48240's Avatar

      Somewhere on this journey, my oncology team warned me about possible problems with nails. Sounded really awful...but worst I had was a toenail that got a fungus that was very difficult to get rid of. Nail got really weird and I thought it was going to fall off...but never did. Now, 4 years later, the nail doesn't bother me...but top third never did re-attach to the nail bed. Not really obvious to anyone else. Apparently, nail area very affected by some chemos. Hope they can help you with this. Be so careful of infection.

      over 3 years ago
    • Tallgrass69's Avatar

      Will talk to onco Wednesday. Nurse took blood to test (afraid of bleeding internaley so easy) counts were ok. Waiting to see if the onco will give me a break from chemo I have chemo every Wednesday no matter what my levels are and I just come back everyday for shots.

      over 3 years ago
    • glam's Avatar

      I got blood under my toe nails..............actually I still have them and take care all the time to avoid fungus.....as nails seems to be a little bit dettached from my skin

      over 3 years ago
    • Ladykarla's Avatar

      My nails got really thin during chemo. To keep them in shape and from bleeding, I used Sally Hansen Powerful Acrylic gel in a blue bottle. On other occasions I used either glue on nails or Press On nails. These protected my nails and looked very nice so I also got a boost from my hands looking so nice. I always got compliments. I suggest you talk to your doctor and nurses so they can give you something to heal your nails and you can ask them about these products. My folks told me I could use them. But, I sure wouldn't while your nails are bleeding. Mine were so thin that every time I picked up something they would hurt. I never realized how important my fingernails were until I went through chemo. Herceptin is also affecting my nails right now too. CVS just had a half off sale on beautiful sets of glue on nails. My husband took me and I stocked up. Looks like I will be on Herceptin through November. Walmart also has these items too. Keep us posted on how you are doing!

      over 3 years ago

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