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Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Bruise: yes, discoloration is from a broken blood vessel, or brusied muscle or tendon. USE RICE, rest ice compression elevation

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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
12 years experience Podiatry
See a Podiatrist: A podiatrist can take x-rays and may order an MRI to see if there were torn ligaments or tendons. If you are having pain it is important to do this s ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Dukelow
30 years experience Podiatry
Ultimately an x-ray: The bruising we see after an injury is from bleeding of something under the skin. It could be soft tissue or bone. The bruising in itself is not a ... Read More
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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
See physician: This sounds like emergency. Better see physician to make sure blood supply to legs is not compromised. If ischemia or lack of blood supply, could poss ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience Podiatry
Swelling: Some additional info is needed such as pulses , skin temperature , pain etc. Seek a physician so this can be evaluated asap. Best of luck.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Circulation issues: Be seen and evaluated also consider acupuncture and chinese medicine to help balance you and alleviate the problem.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Trauma: Usually trauma or injury will cause bleeding under the nail and the appearance of being black & blue.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sabet
41 years experience Podiatry
Get to the hospital: This is an urgent situation and it requires an immediate trip to the emergency room to have the cast removed. If a cast is too tight it can damage bl ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Frostbite does not: typically affect the entire hand unless there has been severe exposure, in that case having only one hand affected would be unusual too those are case ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Lullove
18 years experience Podiatry
Trauma: If you foot is turning red/black, this is indicative of some level of trauma to the foot. The swelling and dark skin changes are consistent with cont ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Possible Raynauds: If the symptoms are worse with cold exposure, raynauds is a possible cause. There are other possible causes as well. Have your doctor evaluated the is ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
28 years experience Dentistry
Poor Circulation: For some reason you are not getting proper blood flow to the areas. Determining the reasons is i possible without a complete medical history & work up ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Bumping it: Sometimes you don't realize you do this. If one had a surgery, sometimes from a tight bandage you could have black and blue. From an injection site, s ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Mora
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Black foot: You might have venous stasis dermatitis i.e. Circulation problem involving your veins leading to discoloration.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Maybe: circulation issue?
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
28 years experience Pain Management
Probably nothing: There are many causes of cold extremities. You are too young for severe peripheral vascular disease. There are other conditions - reynauds - that ca ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Lot of possible answ: Could be raynouds syndrome or vascular problem. If daily i would suggest getting it checked quickly.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miriam Sivkin
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your doctor: It would be great to see your doctor so that an appropriate evaluation be made.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Get a medcheckup: If you have discoloration of your skin, it can be a circulatory problem caused by conditions like Raynaud's disease(although cold temp is what is com ... Read More
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Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience General Surgery
Blue feet: Should see a vascular surgeon and have studies to determine circulation in your legs and feet.
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A 88-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Black skin: Not a good sign, call your doctor immediately, there is either an infection or a circulation problem. Don't sit on it!
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A member asked:
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
42 years experience Podiatry
Minor trauma: This usually indicates blood underneath the nail plate. Many runners suffer from this due to inadequate depth of the toe box portion of a running shoe ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Laha
37 years experience Podiatry
No: Have them evaluated. I would see your dermatologist. Dr l.
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