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purple big toe nail

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Could be a: Subungual hematoma or dried blood from the tight shoes.

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eugene Batelli
23 years experience Podiatry
Fungal: The nail trauma will loosen the plate and this can allow fungus to enter. Keep it clean.
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Dr. Robert Conenello
31 years experience Sports Medicine
Possibly: Whenever there is trauma to the nail bed there is an increased risk of fungal infection.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
37 years experience 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 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
It is possible: He one nail has fungus and that you have raynaud's. But, since I am not examining you, i would recommend you see a doctor.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tobin
38 years experience 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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Long
9 years experience 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
23 years experience Podiatry
Avoid tight shoes: Ingrown toenails are often caused by tight shoes. But they also can occur due to the genetic makeup of the individuals nail growth. Ingrown toenails t ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aveshen Govender
Specializes in General Practice
See your GP: This is caused by an infection and needs to be treated by incision and drainage of the pus as well as antibiotic treatment. Please see your Family Doc ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: You should let your doctor know you are having pain. He/she can examine you and possibly run tests to find out the cause.

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