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A 32-year-old female asked:

I stubbed my pinky toe and pulled the nail back badly. there is a black blood blister under & around the nail. this was 4 days ago. any suggestions?

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Dr. Allan Evangelista
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 20 years experience
Onycholysis/Fracture: See a foot specialist to make sure you just have an onycholysis (i.e., loosened toenail) and you do not have fractures of the toe, infection from nail laceration, pressure blood blister (subungal hematoma), etc. In the meantime, please wear comfortable shoes.

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Last updated May 19, 2016

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