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why is my toe purple

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
More info: Was there any trauma? Swelling and bruise could be a fracture, contusion and other causes but can answer better with more information.

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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Circulatory problem: This is a sign of diminished blood supply to the toes. You should see your family doctor right away to have this evaluated.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and someti ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Has to: It has to do with a change in temperature which affects blood flow and chemical release from the body into skin.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
Toe discoloration: Tough to say without seeing it in person and getting a complete history. I would suggest getting evaluated by a podiatrist.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
No: Without seeing it, can't tell you anything else, so visit a doctor to take a look at it.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
37 years experience Podiatry
Wider shoes: Your shoes are squeezing your toes too tight
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Taddeo
25 years experience Podiatry
Venous congestion : Sounds like the most likely culprit
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
Black toe : With no injury history it is advisable to have this evaluated by a physician.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: The only way to tell for sure is with an x-ray and medical evaluation.

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