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I dropped a weight on my foot and my toenail turned black What will happen now

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
39 years experience Podiatry
Hematoma: The black discoloration is bleeding. Initially after such an injury this pool of blood or hematoma can be drained. If it is already dry it may dissolv ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Ouch.: You have a hematoma (bruise) under the nail, and like any bruise, it will resolve by itself over time. The nail may or may not peel off in the process ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I don't know?: Is it swollen? Is there pain? Is there deformity? Medical history, X-ray and physical exam normally can rule in or rule out a fracture & provid ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
NEED REST PAIN MEDS: It is all related to your standing on your feet for 18hours over 2days.You have tired muscles and need rest and if there is pain you can take some pai ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Watson
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
EValuation: I would definitely see an orthopedic surgeon. From the description, it is not possible to provide an accurate diagnosis without more details or an ex ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Foot swelling: This is not unusual. Your leg needs to acclimate to the new stresses on it. This should go away with time. Try to intermittently elevated the leg to g ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sitting: In the least stressful posture, sitting, you will give your best score. Be encouraged that you are still improving. The other positions are compromi ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
See your doctor: Pigmented skin lesion should be evaluated by your physician. If they have changed in size or color, you may need to have them biopsied.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Xray it: Because there are swelling and extending pain, i recommend an xray to check for fracture as you want to avoid increasing and possible permanent damage ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
If you cannot: Bear weight you likely have a fracture. The long bones of the foot, the metatarsals can break without much associated swelling. Get an x ray.

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