Over a month ago I got a splinter in my left hand ring finger. I couldn't see it, but I could feel it. Figured it would just work it's way out. It didn't. So yesterday, I decided to see if I could get it out. After some hard squeezing of the affected area, out popped a small white thread like object which I removed with some needle nose pliers. Not sure what it was, if it was just compressed pus or if it was the splinter, but in any event, my finger seems to better today.