A 49-year-old member asked:
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what does it mean when your toenail turns black and blue?

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Dr. Eric Tepper
40 years experience Podiatry
Trauma to toenail: It usually is indicative of a traumatic event to the toenail. The discoloration is a sub ungual (beneath the nail) hematoma.
Answered on Sep 16, 2013
Dr. Jonathan Posner
26 years experience Podiatry
Hematoma: Sounds like you traumatized your nail and blood is under it. Blood under the nail is called a subungual hematoma.
Answered on Oct 8, 2017

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Trauma: Usually trauma or injury will cause bleeding under the nail and the appearance of being black & blue.

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