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Why is my big toe nail black?

Why is my big toe nail black?

Hematoma or melanoma: Most likely it is a hematoma or blood but there are rare cases of skin cancer, although very unusual in your age group. If you did not injure it you need to get it checked. ...Read more

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Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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Why the the big toe nail turn black?

Dried blood: almost always it is because there was an injury causing bleeding under the nail. The dried blood will take months to grow out, the nail may fall off ...Read more

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Why does my big toe nail alway break in half?

Why does my big toe nail alway break in half?

See below: It is probably thin and brittle. Try using a clear nail polish to help it grow out. If still a problem see a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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My big toe nail is falling off, what do I do?

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

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What does a dark line on your big toe nail mean?

What does a dark line on your big toe nail mean?

Probably pigment: It most likely is non malignant melanonychia. The most serious would be a cancerous lesion, although this is very rare. There are many more probably reasons why your nail has this dark line. Please have it evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the big toe nail to grow back?

How long does it take for the big toe nail to grow back?

4-9 months: Anywhere between 4-9 months. I know that's a big range but your body is not a mechanical clock! ...Read more

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The part below my big toe nail hurts a lot, what could. It be?

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 more

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Big toe nail has partially detached. Leave it alone or remove it?

The part : That is lifted up can be trimmed.....So that there is no free edge to get caught on a sock.....Sometimes, hat free edge can be filed.....If unsure see a foot doc. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my big toe nail is turn dark and getting very hard?

Possible Fungus: This may be a sign that you have a fungus infection of the toenail (onychomycosis). You should have it checked by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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