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How long does a bruised toe nail last?

How long does a bruised toe nail last?

Would depend on: How bad the bruise was and if the causing issue was removed. ...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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I have a bruised toe nail. Could it fall off?

I have a bruised toe nail. Could it fall off?

It's possible: If blood forms under rthe nail it could cause the nail to lift frm the bed and fall off. One possible solution is to drain the blood if present rapidly.....Just becasue the is discoloration does not mean there is drainable blood though..... ...Read more

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Please advise me what to do for a bruised toe nail?

Please advise me what to do for a bruised toe nail?

See below: Depends on how old it is. If fresh and there is blood under the nail it would be best to see a podiatrist to have the blood removed by making a hole in the nail to drain it and remove the pressure.
If older soak in hydrogen peroxide and use antiseptic. ...Read more

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I bruised my toe nail while running. Any relief?

I bruised my toe nail while running. Any relief?

Subungual hematoma: Bruised toenails are fairly common in runners. If the pressure of the blood collecting under the nail is not causing you too much discomfort, you can leave the nail in place and it will eventually fall off. If the pain is significant, the nail plate can either be punctured in the office to drain the blood pocket beneath it or it might be removed entirely. ...Read more

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How bruised will a toe nail be to fall off?

How bruised will a toe nail be to fall off?

Depends: The toenail will usually only come off it there is blood under the nail. If the blood is not released then the pressure will separate the nail from the nail bed and the nail will peel off. ...Read more

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What to do if I got a bruise under the toe nail bed?

What to do if I got a bruise under the toe nail bed?

Bruise: If there is pain, have the blood drained if there is no pain there is nothing to do. If you are unsure see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Black like bruise under big toe nail, should I be concerned?

Black like bruise under big toe nail, should I be concerned?

Possibly: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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I have bruised my big toe nail playing squash. How can I treat this and what should I do to protect it when playing squash again?

I have bruised my big toe nail playing squash. How can I treat this and what should I do to protect it when playing squash again?

Accidents happen: If there is blood under toenail and it hurts, a foot doc can drain it for you. If there is no pain, don't worry about it. ...Read more

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My wife experience bruised and fallen off toe nails after a lengthy walk. What caused this to happen?

Jamming of toes: Into the end of the shoes does this. If her shoes are the proper size, a tongue pad will help absorb the pounding. (tongue of the shoe, not her mouth, of course...). ...Read more

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My toe nail has been bruised for nearly 3 months. What else could cause a bruised appearance?

My toe nail has been bruised for nearly 3 months. What else could cause a bruised appearance?

Black toe nail: The only serious problem you could have, that gives a black toe nail, would be a malignant melanoma on the nail bed beneath the nail. A bruised nail turns red, and then dark, and then resolves after a period of time, as the nail grows out. It may take more than 3 months for a bruised big toe nail to grow out, so it may pay to be patient and wait, or visit a dermatologist right away for help. ...Read more

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Why has my toe nail started to bruise after walking and hiking?

Why has my toe nail started to bruise after walking and hiking?

Check your shoe fit: Inappropriate shoe size (too big or too small) can cause significant problems. If your affected toe is repeatedly striking the inside of the shoe (too small), bruising and pain result. Shoes that are too big can allow your foot to slide to and fro within the shoe resulting in repetitive microtrauma to the toe as it repeatedly strikes the shoe. Appropriate socks (snug & breathable) are also helpful. ...Read more

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Help docs! My toe nail is partially bruised. How do I cure this?

Help docs! My toe nail is partially bruised. How do I cure this?

It will cure itself: It will take time to grow out so that you can trim away the damaged part. Remember it takes almost 1 year for a toenail to grow from base to tip of toe. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a bruise I have on my toe nail?

Under the nail: If the "bruise" is under the toe nail, it will continue to move out as the nail growns out. In toenails, this can be as long as a year.

Most likely, it is a pocket of blood that got caught under the nail during trauma to the area. If it is a large area and causing pain, sometimes it can be drained to remove most of the blood. The damaged area still needs to grow out. ...Read more

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My toe nail has been black and blue now for a month. Walked a lot and the nail felt bruised at the beginning. Doesn't hurt now. Is that bad? Old blood?

My toe nail has been black and blue now for a month. Walked a lot and the nail felt bruised at the beginning. Doesn't hurt now. Is that bad? Old blood?

A Slow Grow: It sounds like there is old blood trapped under the nail. This can happen during and/or after walking a lot. There is not much to do now but wait. Time will enable the nail to grow out and slowly bring the old blood with it. Nails grow at a slow pace so be patient. ...Read more

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Yesterday I dropped a plate on my big toe and it straight down landed below my toe nail where it ends. It's bruised, cut & swollen. What should I do?

Yesterday I dropped a plate on my big toe and it straight down landed below my toe nail where it ends. It's bruised, cut & swollen. What should I do?

Traumatized toe: You should see a doctor. With a cut at the end of the nail, it could easily become infected. If it is only a superficial cut, be sure to wash it good (assume you already did that) and apply an antibiotic cream. It is looks "bad" you should have it checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have bkack dot bruising and brown stripe down my big toe nail its been there for 6wks and hasn't changed at all it isn't painful and has had no trauma?

I have bkack dot bruising and brown stripe down my big toe nail its been there for 6wks and hasn't changed at all it isn't painful and has had no trauma?

Nail base injury: This is an injury of the base of your nail also thought to be the root of your nail. There is an increase in brown pigment of melanin because of the injury. As the nail grows out the streak appears. It is not a dangerous problem. ...Read more

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I recently took my toe nail polish off after a couple weeks and found one of my big toes had a black spot. Is it a fungus or a bruise?

I recently took my toe nail polish off after a couple weeks and found one of my big toes had a black spot. Is it a fungus or a bruise?

Most likely bruise: Nail trauma is common, whether from repetitive impact from running or just bumping into something. Fungal infections of the nail tend to be associated with yellowish, thickened nails. A dark spot on your nail that doesn't improve over a few weeks should be examined by a doctor to rule out the fairly rare nailbed melanoma. ...Read more

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I injured my big toe three months ago at the gym kicking a punching bag. The toe nail is still very bruised but it doens't hurt. How much longer heals?

Bruised toenail: Bruising of the toenail after trauma can be cause from bleeding that occurs below the nail and is into the nail bed or skin under the nail. If the dry hematoma is attached to the nail, it will usually 'grow out' as the nail grows in length. This can take from 3 to 9 months. ...Read more

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Bruised my little toe, sprained my left wrist & ripped my toe nail off, any tips for healing process?

Protect the nailbed: Put a bandage over the toe to keep it protected. I could be months before the toenail grows back. ...Read more

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Why is my toe nail is blue? My big toe nail turned blue for no reason, it looks bruised but I never dropped any thing on it. It looks like a blood cloth under my nail. This has happned to my sister and her toe nail fell off. Maybe we share the same shoes

Why is my toe nail is blue? My big toe nail turned blue for no reason, it looks bruised but I never dropped any thing on it. It looks like a blood cloth under my nail. This has happned to my sister and her toe nail fell off. Maybe we share the same shoes

Bleeding under the nail: The most common reason why a nail become the blue is usually due to blood but that accumulates under the nail. This could be due to direct trauma or it could be due to shoes that are too short and there is continual trauma to the nail and eventually it will turn blue. ...Read more

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Big toe nail is green w/purple&black bruising by cuticle. I dropped a table on it. Broken? Bruised? Will I lose my nail? Full range of motion, hurts!

Big toe nail is green w/purple&black bruising by cuticle. I dropped a table on it. Broken? Bruised? Will I lose my nail? Full range of motion, hurts!

Wish I had: My x-ray glasses with me but there is only one way to distinguish between broken and not. You may or may not lose the toenail. Hard to tell from this end. Let your doctor take a look. ...Read more

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Big toe nail came off 3years ago but grew back. It's tender and feels like it is going to fall off again. They is a Blister on the nail bed?

Big toe nail came off 3years ago but grew back. It's tender and feels like it is going to fall off again. They is a Blister on the nail bed?

Weakened Nail: Whenever a nail falls off and grows back, it has a greater chance of growing back weaker. The nail bed should have been treated with topical products and orally you should have taken biotin and zinc to strengthen the future nail. If there's a blister under the nail, it should be removed by a Podiatrist or Dermatologist. ...Read more