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Why is my toenail black and hollow

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
The nail lifted: From either fungus or an accumulation of blood klnown as a subungual hematoma. Your choices are too leave alone if not painful or see a podiatrist who... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 43 years experience
See a doctor: It sounds like you have injured the nail and that it bled under the nail.
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Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
May be: Due to trauma or fungus.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Onychomycosis: Depending on your age it could be fungus on the toenail. You should see your doctor who could get a scraping and send it to the lab to be analyzed.
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Dr. Gregory Fehr
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Toenails: You probably have a fungus in your toemails. Many therapies are out there but soaking them in vineger twice a day and using some tinactin (tolnaftate)... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Fungus: Is the most likely cause. I suggest you see a podiatrist.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
Podiatry 29 years experience
Biopsy: Best bet - let your pcp ot podiatrist biopsy and culture the nail tissue for you to objectify the source of nail thickness and discoloration. Any rece... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jehangir Rao
Specializes in Holistic Medicine
Wait: It might take 12 to 18 months for a new nail to grow out. Is it only 1 toe? If multiple have your toes checked out
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
Podiatry 11 years experience
Many things: Many things can cause discoloration of a toe nail. It could be blood resulting from a history of trauma or a fungal infection. I would advise seeing... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Smith
Podiatry 31 years experience
Black Toenail : If it was caused by trauma bleeding under the nail leave the nail in place and allow a new nail to develop. I would have a podiatrist take a look at i... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 43 years experience
Trauma to toenail: It usually is indicative of a traumatic event to the toenail. The discoloration is a sub ungual (beneath the nail) hematoma.
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A female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Posner
Podiatry 29 years experience
Trauma: A dark line that runs vertically down the nail can indicate that you might have traumatized the nail matrix(the area where the nail starts growing). O... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Teichman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 21 years experience
Rubbing in a shoe: If you are runner this is a common occurence due to pressure with the nail and the shoes. We call this runner nail. If you are a runner or not sekin... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 33 years experience
Avoid more trauma: Assuming you mean the typical "black nail" which develops from either direct or repetative low grade trauma(ie: toe banging up against tip of shoe in ... Read More
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