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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
24 years experience Hand Surgery
Induration: After an injury it is common to have a healing response. This includes swelling, redness, mild tenderness similar to what you see around a healing cut ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hildreth
43 years experience Hand Surgery
Up to 3 months: A nail bruise(subungual hematoma) may last for months there is no way to hurry the bodies healing process.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Time & hygiene: Nail bruise will heal on its own unless it gets infected. Keep the area clean and time will take care of the bruise. If is becomes painful, swollen ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Pain: Bruising of the nail is likely to cause bleeding under the nail and marked pain.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Hematoma?: Bleeding under the nail is almost always caused by trauma. It can be quite painful as the fingertips have lots of nerve endings causing pain. The blee ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
22 years experience Hand Surgery
3-4 months: The nail grows approximately 1-2 mm a day. It will take 3-4 months to grow out.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Painful fingertip: Sometimes when the fingertip is injured, the tissue under the nail plate can bleed. If it remains very painful, some recommend heating the tip of a p ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
25 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: Nails will grow back if the nail matrix is intact. It will take about 4 months for a new and normal nail to grow back.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
25 years experience Hand Surgery
It could be hematoma: Or inflammation post trauma. It could also be the beginning of an infected wound. Need proper evaluation.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hildreth
43 years experience Hand Surgery
Can't speed it up: Unfortunately you can't speed-up the bodies healing process however if your injury is acute draining the blood from under the nail will relieve some o ... Read More
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