A member asked:

Removal of the big toe toenail, i have trauma due to it. what will happen if i don't get toenail removed in the future?

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Dr. Jeffery VanYperen answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Nail will fall off: Your question is a little confusing, but i think you're asking what happens to your damaged nail if you don't remove it. A new nail will start growing from the back (near the cuticle). It will most likely grow under the damaged nail, ultimately forcing it to fall off--or it will kind of fuse and be two nails until the dead nail eventually grows out and you trim it off. This takes 6-12 months.

Answered 7/17/2018

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Dr. Arnold Beresh answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Grows funky: The nail will probably not grow back properly.

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