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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Could be a: Subungual hematoma or dried blood from the tight shoes.

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eugene Batelli
22 years experience in Podiatry
Fungal: The nail trauma will loosen the plate and this can allow fungus to enter. Keep it clean.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Wish I had: my x-ray glasses with me but there is only one way to distinguish between broken and not. You may or may not lose the toenail. Hard to tell from thi ... Read More
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 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 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
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 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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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience in Podiatry
Black line: The black line could be from a number of causes but play it safe and get a small biopsy. I have seen melanoma from one case the others were fungus or ... Read More
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 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
31 years experience in Podiatry
Red dots: near toes could be an extension of fungus onto the skin from your toenail. Get some help and see a podiatrist or skin doctor for more clarification an ... Read More
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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 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Subungual hematoma: Is a possibility which is blood under the nail from microtrauma, either bumping the toe or hitting it. You may want to check this with a doctor as you ... Read More
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 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
I assume the : Blister was drained? So, the question is is there raw skin that is hurting? Is it possible you developed an infection? Is there a bandage in or did yo ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Toenail: If you have recently stubbed the toe or dropped something on it, that could be old blood under the nail. Fungus can grow under a nail and give a black ... Read More
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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 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
39 years experience in Podiatry
Wart: If the wart is at the front edge of the nail then topical chemical applications may be effective. If the wart is too far under the nail then partial ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Skin fungi: The same dermatophytic fungi that cause athlete's foot and jock itch.
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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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Ransom
32 years experience in Podiatry
Shoes,long toes: is your shoe probably too short. You could have a long toe. The darkened toe could be due to repetitive trauma see a specialist
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