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My toe is purple and swollen

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Redko
Podiatry 22 years experience
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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
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 Bowman
39 years experience
Likely fracture: You want to check with podiatrist for x-ray to make sure its bot displaced.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Dr. Arnold Lentnekanswered
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
The blue/purple is bleeding under the skin. Only way to tell is with an x-ray
Dr. Kevin Watson
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
You would need an xray to know for sure. No way to tell by just appearance unless it is severely displaced.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
39 years experience
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
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Don't know what-: - see through marks are but you could have Raynaud's symptoms.a visit to your MD could help.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
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
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
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Greenwald
Podiatry 43 years experience
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
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
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
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Could be...: An infection or a broken toe. See a podiatrist for exam, diagnosis and treatment.
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