A 36-year-old male asked:
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i banged my thumb with a car door, its now black and bruised

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Dr. Jaiprakash Thakor Jairam
Specializes in Healthcare Professional
Get seen : You most likely have bleeding under the nail(hence pressure,hence pain/bruising)).This can be relieved by a simple procedure in your doctors room.If this does not help then x-ray to rule out fracture.
Answered on Oct 9, 2019
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Dr. Anhkiet Tran
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Bruise: Nothing really, you can ice it to keep any swelling or bruising down.
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Dr. Vicki Levine
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Probably: Unless the door was slammed against your finger rather than the nail, your nail should eventually grow out normally. It will take several months, so b ... Read More
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Evaluation: can determine if there is an underlying fracture.
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Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
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Yes: Indeed a new nail will grow. It must be very painful. Elevation of the foot is definitley helpful - must be elevated above the heart.

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