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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Posner
26 years experience in Podiatry
Maybe: If your saying its a bruise then you already diagnosed it as a hematoma not fungus. Fungus can result from trauma to the toe. If its been there for a ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Possibly: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
You might have: a subungual hematoma which can become quite painful, so you should show it to your doctor. You should wear shoes that can protect your feet and toes ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
If the nail: plate (growth line) of the nail was not involved the nail will survive.. it will take a while for the discoloration to grow out, Hope this is helpful ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience in Podiatry
Nail Science....: It certainly sounds like something is going on with those nails. I would think that your age would limit the possibilities, but you can never be certa ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tobin
37 years experience in Podiatry
Blood: Most common reason is a collection of blood under it from trauma or long distance running. Less common is a melanoma.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Go to the Doctor: I am not sure what your question is really asking. The word "improper' is not in any way descriptive enough to comment on.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Get an X-ray : To find out....I'd lean towards likely.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Broken toe nails: Usually grow back. If you are experiencing problems would encourage you to see a podiatrist.
A 82-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
35 years experience in Podiatry
Circulation: Without a prior history of trauma to case bruising, my first thought would be poor circulation. As tissues receive less oxygenated blood, they turn bl ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience in Podiatry
Have it evaluated.: With an infection you will need antibiotics. If the infection is down to bone you may need to have the infected bone removed. You may need IV antibi ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kahn
43 years experience in Podiatry
Depends on the cause: If you injured the toe it will generally grow out in time. If there was no injury you should have it examined to be sure it is not a lesion under the ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Maybe.: Depends on nature of surgery and size of the bruise (which is what the blue-purple color represents). Call your surgeon; he or she will be in a much b ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
15 years experience in Podiatry
Not related: Hammertoe surgery typically avoids the toenail area. There may be a problem with the nail itself.
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A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience in Podiatry
More specific: Was there an injury? Is there a wound? Is it red or swollen? May be a corn. Need more information.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Wagner
17 years experience in Podiatry
Numbness: The numbness like this is typically caused by a pinched nerve on the top of the foot. Either a bone spur pinching the nerve or even tight laced shoes ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Yes: If the pain is along the nail edge it could be ingrown.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Painful? Injury?: Tender? Most often an injury preceeds a fracture. Don't know your history. If injured - will require an x-ray to determine if there is a fracture.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Could be: A bursitis, hammer toe, gout, infection, arthritis....See a foot doctor for evaluation and treatment.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience in Podiatry
Many possibilities: Could be a fracture, strain, sprain, infection, gout, many different systemic diseases, etc. See a podiatrist for a physical exam and possibly x-ray.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Campbell
49 years experience in General Practice
Yes: Probably an ingrown nail due to wearing ill fitting shoes. Needs to be treated with soaks with Epsom salts and wearing properly fitting shoes that do ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Possible: Or back issues.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Long
8 years experience in Internal Medicine
Black nail: The most common cause of a. Lack nail is bleeding into the nail bed from trauma. Fungus can do it and in rare instances other disorders.
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