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my toe is purple and swollen

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Redko
20 years experience Podiatry
Tape them together: If the toe is straight and you can bend it without a lot of pain then split it by taping it to the toe next to it. If the toe is crooked or very painf ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
See the podiatrist: To be on the safe side, have a podiatrist check your toe. Depending on how you smashed your toe, it may be superficial like a blood blister under the ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
No: You need an xray to evaluate if broken.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Likely fracture: You want to check with podiatrist for x-ray to make sure its bot displaced.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Geller
29 years experience Podiatry
Broken toe: It is quite possible that you have broken your toe, but not likely at the growth plate. The bones in your toes probably stopped growing a few years ag ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Need xray: To find out....
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
More info: Was there any trauma? Swelling and bruise could be a fracture, contusion and other causes but can answer better with more information.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Don't know what-: - see through marks are but you could have Raynaud's symptoms.a visit to your MD could help.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
See a foot doctor: This sounds like it is infected, injured, or gout. You may need an antibiotic and hence should see a doctor, xrays may help rule out a fracture but w ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Prob broken: Sounds like you may have broken your toe. It's a good idea to get x-Rays done to see the extent of the damage. GENTLY tape your pinky toe to your 4th ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
41 years experience Podiatry
Purple toes: Many conditions (some age/lifestyle related) include: Raynaud's disease, peripheral arterial disease, frostbite bruising, footwear. Skin Color change ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Infection: You need to see a dr for this prolonged infection. Look for local resources--either county health department based or community clinic that will see y ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Could be...: An infection or a broken toe. See a podiatrist for exam, diagnosis and treatment.

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