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Toes (Definition)

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


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My toes are turning purple/black and hurt! what should I do?

My toes are turning purple/black and hurt! what should I do?

Go to urgent care/ER: You risk having a clot and/or infection with the toe turning purple/black; possibly gangrene. You may have cut a blood vessel. Go get checked! ...Read more

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I jump in a pool and my toes hit the bottom&i thought i just"stubbed"my toe but hrs later 2toes where black, purple, &blue. Are they broken?

Possibly: The only way to confirm a broken toe is with an x ray or ultrasound imaging device. Otherwise it should be treated as one would a broken toe until confirmation by imaging. ...Read more

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I have a purple spot onmy big toe. It itched badly the first day but hasn't since. It is not painful. I'm also diabetic.

Diabetic: I tell all my diabetic patients no matter how minor you may think it is always get it checked because its possible to lead to something much more serious. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a purple/black spot on the tip of your pinky toe?

See below: It could just be a hematoma from a bruise or it could be more serious such as an melanoma. See your podiatrist. ...Read more

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My big toe is swollen from a bug bite so i wrapped it. The tip of my toe that was sticking out of wrap is dark purple now. It is painful if touched?

Skin Infections: There is a world wide deadly epidemic with a drug resistant staph causing abscesses and sores that are universally described by patients a 'bug bites'. Since this surely sounds like one of those i would advise that you get seen within the next 24 hours by your family physician. ...Read more

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My big toe is green, purple, and black. I dropped a table on it yesterday. Is it broken? Or will I lose my nail?

My big toe is green, purple, and black. I dropped a table on it yesterday. Is it broken? Or will I lose my nail?

Tough to say...: See a podiatrist for an evaluation. It could be broken, and I can usually predict if someone will lose a nail. ...Read more

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My big toe is swollen from a bug bite so i wrapped it. The tip of my toe that was sticking out of wrap is dark purple now. Wis very painful if touched?

You may of wrapped: It too tight, you also may need an antibiotic as it may be infected. If after unwrapping which i suggest you do immediately, the color remains you need to see a doc asap. ...Read more

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