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A 18-year-old female asked:

Theres swelling between my nail and the skin of my big toe, filled with blood and can't pop it.really painful and i don't what to do. please help.?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Blood under nail: The painful pressure and fingernail discoloration caused by blood building up under the nail can be relieved using a fairly simple procedure. Any primary care physician can do this in his or her office. http://www.helium.com/items/1662798-how-to-remove-blood-blister-under-bruised-fingernail-or-toenail.
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Hematoma: See a podiatrist. This is called a sub-ungual hematoma and should be drained.

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