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Big Toe Nail
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pinky toe nail brittle w/ dark streak. Fourth nail flaky, thick, half unattached from nail bed. Big toe thick nail. Taupe or blueish nails. Both feet?
Circulation: Without a prior history of trauma to case bruising, my first thought would be poor circulation. As tissues receive less oxygenated blood, they turn blue and dusky. This needs to be checked promptly. See a podiatrist for an examination. If findings warrant, they will order circulation testing and possibly even refer you to a vascular surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Maybe fungus?: When patients (and many non-dermatologist physicians) see this problem they automatically assume it's a fungal infection but this is only true about 50% of the time. There are several other non-infectious causes of thickened nails including psoriasis, chronic friction/trauma, and hereditary causes. See a dermatologist who may want to take a sample of the nails for a fungal culture and/or biopsy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See a podiatrist: Fungus is everywhere. The nail plate typically is smooth and adhered to the underlying bed, but if there is any damage that causes the nail plate to lift and/or there is a change in the texture of the nail plate, fungus is very opportunistic. The key for treatment is prevention and getting rid of environments that fungus like. A podiatrist can recommend topical, oral or even laser therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well, : Well, like with most belief systems, just because we can't give a logical explanation doesn't mean there is no reason. We just don't know the reason! sometimes, this happens for no "apparent" reason. Chances are, there is already a new nail growing there already. If you have no pain, there is nothing to do. Of course, you can always put the nail under your pillow, and the toenail fairy will come and leave you a dollar. And let me tell you, she is one ugly chick. Not cute, like the tooth fairly. ...Read more
Shoes,long toes: is your shoe probably too short. You could have a long toe. The darkened toe could be due to repetitive trauma see a specialist ...Read more
Big toe nail fungus and blood blister underside of toe. Saw a podiatrist, he clipped the excess toenail and the pain is now under the toe.
Big toe sore, skin red, squeezed and pus came out side of toe nail. is it a possible ingrown toe nail ? Infection ?
If loose, remove it.: If you big toenail is falling off, it need to be removed. This way it is done in a controlled, painless manner, as opposed to be caught on a bedsheet or sock, which would tear it off. ...Read more
Many things: If the pain is at the proximal nail fold (skin at the base of the nail plate), you could have an infection, especially if it is red or draining. If the pain is further back near the joint, you could have a hyperextension injury or compensation, causing pain during walking or running. If this is the case, try a stiffer shoe, avoid barefeet, flip-flops or flexible shoes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Subungual hematoma: Probably trauma to the nail from a shoe or banging against something. The brown color sounds like dried blood. That will also cause the nail to lyse or lift off ...Read more
Dry blood: Hopefully just dry blood. If that is the case the little spot should grow out as the nail grows. Keep in mind it takes an average of nine months for the nail to grow from the base to the tip so it will take a long time. In extraordinarily rare circumstances it could be skin cancer. If so, it will not grow out with the nail. So watch to see if it is moving ou with the nail as the nail grows. ...Read more
CapillaryRefillTime: You hit on a classic question we ask each other in the ER about patients!! It's called "capillary refill time" and is a fairly good, though not perfect, indication of how well the circulation is doing in the extremities.Normal is about two seconds,if it is longer it means poor circulation, from dehydration,severe bleeding,bad small vessels, or just nerves or cold weather. Some medical problems too ...Read more
The part below my big toe nail in the right hurts its been like that for five years after i fell from a third floor ?
Have it evaluated.: Have it evaluated for nail trauma or an underlying bony prominence. ...Read more
I tore half of my right big toe nail today. It is extremely painful and I don't know what to do. Please advise. Thank you.
Help my big toe nail has been discolored for about 6 months now. At first it was reddish blue and now it's blackish bluish and a little green now.
Hematoma: It sounds like a subungual hematoma . This happens usually from injury from injury to toe. Reddish blue is most likely active bleeding and black is old. The green is concerning. It should be evaluated for healing/infection. There are some bacteria that turn things green so you should see a podiatrist to evaluate. Healing bruises also turn many colors. The bruise has to grow out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Single, clear ridge on big toe nail. Showed up overnight. None of the other toes have it. Extends from bottom of nail to top. Could it be from injury?
It is : Possible it occured from injury, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibly: You should let your doctor know you are having pain. He/she can examine you and possibly run tests to find out the cause. ...Read more