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Why is my toe nail a blueish gray

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Needs to be : Seen in person. It could be something benign like a bruise or blood under the nail, it could be fungus, though something like subungual melanoma needs ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
Loose nail...: I can't be sure, but it sounds as though the nail is loosely attached to the bed or not attached at all. To remove all doubt, have your toe evaluated ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Gray toenail: This should have nothing to do with beta blockers. Did you injure the toenail?
Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
Fungal trauma.: Minocycline is a medication that has been shown to cause gray nails. if this in not applicable to you then graying can also be caused by the nail sepa ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Depends: The greay area could actually be blood, or it could be a fungus. Best to see a podiatrist for diagnosis & treatment.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: You have an infection. You may need antibiotics or further treatment. There may be a piece of foreign matter in your toe causing the infection, too, ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Grey lines: Grey lines on the toe nails can be the following: subungual hematoma, fungal infection, melanoma. Odd conditions like Agyria possible (silver toxici ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
42 years experience Podiatry
THANK : Thank you for providing a photograph! when dealing with such issues, it's tremendously helpful. If your toenail turned blue suddenly (not slowly ove ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
19 years experience Dermatology
It depends: What you describe is a black toenail or subungal hematoma. This can be extremely painful and there can be pressure under the nail from continued bleed ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not uncommon: If a runner, could have "blue toe" syndrome, if exposed to recent trauma (dropped something on foot) could be nails releasing because there had been s ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
Honky Tonk blues...: Blue spots, faded or not, can represent a small amount of blood either trapped under the nail or sluggishly moving near the surface of the skin. If th ... Read More

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