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Black Line On Toenail Causes
See a podiatrist: If you are runner, this is a common injury called "black toe syndrome" due to blood bruises under the nail plate. Other causes of black toenails are infections - either bacterial or fungal. Another cause may be from a fracture in the last bone of the toe. In any case, see a podiatrist who can examine and treat any of these conditions and recommend ways to prevent recurrence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello...my toenail turns black and its hollow I can literally stick anything uderneath the nail.what is the cause and what can I do to get it back to ?
Wait: It might take 12 to 18 months for a new nail to grow out. Is it only 1 toe? If multiple have your toes checked out ...Read more
I'm 37, black and a weightlifter. I hurt my big toenail last year. It fell off. Now, i saw 2 or 3 faint streaks in the part growing back. Is there any cause for concern?
What could be the cause of vertical black lines in finger and toenails? I had a nurse tell me it could mean heart problems but after listening to my heart said it sounded normal.
Vein disease common: Venous insufficiency is a common cause of swelling and hyperpigmentation (blackening). This circulation problem is often easily curable although the cosmetic damage may not be completely reversible. A simple, painless and relatively inexpensive ultrasound test can determine if this is the cause. A phlebologist or other physician experienced in this area can quickly assess this problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Foot turning black: Something must have happened for that black swelling to occur. Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. Things should work out OK. ...Read more
Blood or gangrene: If the toenails are black, you may have old blood under the nail or fungus in the toenail. If the skin of the toe is black you may have gangrene which is when there is no circulation to the toe. In the latter case, gangrene, you need to see a podiatrist immediately or go to the emergency room to have your circulation checked! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband has a toe nail that is rotten & black & the nail is coming off , what could be the cause ?
Most likely Fungus: This sounds like a fungal infection of the toenail. There are various treatment options. Topicals don't work well, but may if you are aggressive with treatment. Oral medication may be needed. This conditiion may be caused by repetitive trauma. Have him see your local podiatrist for evaluation and treatment options. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
About a month ago half my toe nail turned black. It hasn't gone away or even lessened. What's the cause and how to get back to normal color?
Dry blood: It is very common to have bleeding under the toenail without an injury. Everyday walking causes pressure from the toenail hitting the shoe, which can cause tearing of the nail plate from the nail bed which will make the nail look black. In most cases this is self-limiting. However rarely this can be melanoma And needs to be evaluated. ...Read more