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Black and blue under toenail

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 45 years experience
Photo documentation.: A black/ blue spot under the nail in a 16 year old is probably nothing more than a bit of dried blood trapped under the nail. This could be the conseq... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Bruise: He likely hit his toe & accumulated blood beneath the nail. When this happens it takes a long time for the stain to grow out. Kids toenails grow a... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
If you were healing: well and you suddenly have marked swelling - I would advise your podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Trauma: Usually trauma or injury will cause bleeding under the nail and the appearance of being black & blue.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 42 years experience
Trauma to toenail: It usually is indicative of a traumatic event to the toenail. The discoloration is a sub ungual (beneath the nail) hematoma.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Teichman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 20 years experience
Rubbing in a shoe: If you are runner this is a common occurence due to pressure with the nail and the shoes. We call this runner nail. If you are a runner or not sekin... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vadim Glukh
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 24 years experience
Chronic injury: May be caused by ill-fitting shoes.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
See below: May be from direct trauma to nail causing bleeding under the nail. If toenails are too long &/or footwear is too short, nail trauma can occur. If u ha... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
See a doctor: My concern here is whether this is a bruise or something else. If you can't recall any trauma or wearing tight shoes, perhaps this is not a bruise. Me... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Toe nail: If you do not have any other symptoms and no more spots appear then it’s generally not a reason to worry about. But if you are concerned then please c... Read More
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