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A 28-year-old female asked:

my toe nail has been black and blue now for a month. walked a lot and the nail felt bruised at the beginning. doesnt hurt now. is that bad? old blood?

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
A Slow Grow: It sounds like there is old blood trapped under the nail. This can happen during and/or after walking a lot. There is not much to do now but wait. Time will enable the nail to grow out and slowly bring the old blood with it. Nails grow at a slow pace so be patient.

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