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Should i take my son to the doctors? Two days ago my 20month old son got his toes hurt bad we took him to the ER and he had a procedure called repair nail bed foot on two toes on his right foot he now has to wear a cast going up his whole leg and foot but

Should i take my son to the doctors? Two days ago my 20month old son got his toes hurt bad we took him to the ER and he had a procedure called repair nail bed foot on two toes on his right foot he now has to wear a cast going up his whole leg and foot but

It : It sounds like he had some sort of procedure for a toenail on 2 toes, if i'm reading your question correctly (help us help you by using punctuation). If this is correct, bleeding is normal, and they should have warned you about it. But now, at 2 days, there shouldn't be any new blood. If he's currently bleeding, then my answer is yes, take him back to the er. If it's old, dry blood on the bandage, there is no need to panic. But i assume you have a follow-up appointment to check on this in the next few days, right? ...Read more

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Finger avulsion, nail bed intact. Distal finger pad tore off, no tendon exposed, no bone fracture. Full movement, Tx options full thickness graft, leave to heal on own, or amputate proximal to nail bed. Risks and recommendations.

Finger avulsion, nail bed intact. Distal finger pad tore off, no tendon exposed, no bone fracture. Full movement, Tx options full thickness graft, leave to heal on own, or amputate proximal to nail bed. Risks and recommendations.

Avoid amputation: If you have adequate soft tissue over the bone and tendon, there would be no reason to amputate. A tip without graft will usually gradually fill in, but graft can get quicker coverage. A general rule of thumb is that if area is less than 1 cm in diameter graft not much benefit, if it is quite a bit larger than that then placing a graft on is a consideration. ...Read more

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What could bluish discoloration of the skin be?

What could bluish discoloration of the skin be?

Blue nevus: Another possibility is something called a blue nevus. This is a mole deep under the skin and because of the depth of the pigment it appears blue in nature. ...Read more

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My teeth have a bluish tint?

My teeth have a bluish tint?

Translucency: Enamel is translucent , meaning certain light waves pas through it. Without getting into the physics of it, suffice to say it can look bluish in color, as does a body of water on a sunny day! ...Read more

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Is purple-bluish skin normal?

Is purple-bluish skin normal?

Skin color: This an indication of purpura (blood under the skin). As a patient ages, the skin thins, and this can be a normal phenomenon, especially if the patient is on blood thinners, aspirin, nsaids, vitamin E , garlic, fish oil, etc. However, this would not be normal in younger patients. ...Read more

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Why do I have a bluish tint on the outside of my eyeballs?

Why do I have a bluish tint on the outside of my eyeballs?

Blue sclera: Blue sclera (bluish tint to the whites of the eyes) can be a sign of osteogenesis imperfecta, and incredibly rare bone disease where people are prone to fractures. If this is not the case with you then it is likely a normal variant ...Read more

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I found a bluish tiny dot on my inner thigh what is that?

I found a bluish tiny dot on my inner thigh what is that?

Get it checked: New changes in skin pigment - especially very dark ones in areas that don't receive sun light should be evaluated by a doctor. Don't put this off. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Bluish cervical lymphadenitis is indicative of which condition?

Bluish cervical lymphadenitis is indicative of which condition?

Unusual: Most nodes are deep enough in adults that they are not seen, or color appreciated. Nodes with some venous congestion can be bluish. Melanoma in nodes or other masses can be bluish. If thus is your personal observation, be seen and may need biopsy. Complete history and exam is needed. ...Read more

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If your nails are more bluish than your friend's nails, which one of us has the problem?

If your nails are more bluish than your friend's nails, which one of us has the problem?

You: Could be sign poor lung function. Can be seen in chronic smokers or someone with circulation issues.See primary care if there are other medical problems re asthma, cope or smoking, especially. ...Read more

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Why when I stick my tongue out to clean it does it turn a bluish colour? Returns to normal afterwards. Otherwise feel very well. Thanks.

Why when I stick my tongue out to clean it does it turn a bluish colour? Returns to normal afterwards. Otherwise feel very well. Thanks.

Normal: The bluish hue is from a normal heavy network of veins which become more engorged as you protrude your tongue and empty when you relax it. ...Read more

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I am 27 male and have a bluish brown patch on my left chest the size of a baseball. There is no pain. It has been there for over a year. What is this?

I am 27 male and have a bluish brown patch on my left chest the size of a baseball. There is no pain. It has been there for over a year. What is this?

Get it seen : It may nothing but a late-appearing Becker Nevus or some other trial lesion, but it does need to be seen by a physician to rule out something that needs treatment ...Read more

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Why are my toes and fingers bluish?

Why are my toes and fingers bluish?

Usually low O2 SAT: Blood without oxygen looks bluish under skin. Blue lips in a cold pool are an example. Anxiety can decrease blood flow to extremities, but so can many more serious problems. See your doc if it persists. ...Read more

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Bluish rings around brown eyes, what is this?

Arcus: Arcus refers to a bluish or grayish-white ring seen around the edge of the cornea, in front of the iris color. It occurs as lipids are deposited in that area, normally seen in older people. In a young person, it can be a sign of high cholesterol. ...Read more

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Why does my baby suffer bluish lips when nursing?

Why does my baby suffer bluish lips when nursing?

Altered blood flow: The blood flow in infants is designed to preserve energy when possible so baby will use it for growth.This often results in bluish lips, pale or bluish fingers if they are exposed to common household temperature.They pink up if placed in a warm setting.This should not be confused with low oxygen content you would expect in older kids or adults.Pink/red inner eyelid skin tells this better for baby. ...Read more

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I have dark bluish spots in front of both ankles, no trauma?

I have dark bluish spots in front of both ankles, no trauma?

Leg spots: Additional information would be helpful. Do the lesions hurt, does the color blanch out when you press on them, are they raised, are they getting larger? ...Read more

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I have bluish bumps on my anus that are bleeding and its hurts?

I have bluish bumps on my anus that are bleeding and its hurts?

Hemorrhoids: Those bluish bumps are most likely hemorrhoids, varicose rectal veins. The most important thing is to keep your poops soft by eating a lot of vegetables and fruit and drinking water. You might need to also take a fiber supplement and use a stool softener at least for a while. Here's a link to more information: http://www.Fascrs.Org/patients/conditions/hemorrhoids/. ...Read more

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What would cause skin above knees to be bluish there was no injury.

What would cause  skin above knees to be bluish   there was no injury.

Bruising: Usually, discoloration like this is due from bruising from injury. The injury doesn't have to be that painful and it could've happened 1-2 days before the bruising appeared. Squatting, strenuous exercise or hamstring strain could possibly do this. If it's happening on the front of both legs, i wouldn't worry about serious things like blood clots. But if persists, have your doc take a look! ...Read more