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A 43-year-old member asked:

hi doctors, was just wondering what is a deep tissue bruise of the metatarsal?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Metatarsal is bone: Bone itself is not often referred to as tissue. A deep bruise of the bone is often related to bone marrow edema without any break in the cortex or outer shell of bone. A deep bruise of tissue is synonomous with a contusion.

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There's a flesh colored line on the white part of my thumbnail bed. Just showed up, could it just be a bruise? Thanks!

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Dr. Ashwin Patel
Urgent Care 42 years experience
Hemorrhage: It is possible that you have had bleeding under your nail . It is called subunchal hemorrhage. As long as it doesn't hurt, leave it alone. It will turn blue and dissolve over time. If it gets worse and starts hurting then it will have to be drained by drilling a hole in your nail.

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