A 36-year-old member asked:
Bruised under nail of big toe. is this fungus?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 27 years experience
Maybe: If your saying its a bruise then you already diagnosed it as a hematoma not fungus. Fungus can result from trauma to the toe. If its been there for a while fungus might be under the nail with dried blood.
4.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Podiatry 28 years experience
Probably not: Bruises beneath the toenail are usually caused by something forcefully dropped onto or pressing the toenail. If the nail becomes chronically bruised from shoegear or activity it could lead to enough damage that fungus could begin to grow beneath the nail and cause an infection.
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 17, 2019
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.