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Bruised Toe Nail
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
22 male left side of under toe nail its like brownish like a bruise n if I look closely there 2 small dark dots under it never happened before.?
This could be from injury and this is dried blood.
It could also be a wart that has formed under the nail
see a podiatrist. ...Read more
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
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
I fell with a motorbike earlier and bruised my toes and also lost my pinkie toe nail. What do I do next?
Not much you can: Do other than ice the foot and let nature take its course... ...Read more
My toe nail fell off 6 months ago while traveling over seas. It is growing back funny and I cut the ingrown nail. I just stubbed it now it is bruised?
Is it just: Bruised or is it infected that's what you need to differentiate. If just bruised, time will heal it. ...Read more
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
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
I have a green spot inside my big toe nail and it started a month ago starting from dark to now green! Could it be a bruised or fungus? I'm
Yes: Could be either one. See podiatrist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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?
My big toe nail was bruised and is now falling off. The nail is about 50 % detached the part that is stuck hurts. Should I see primary or podiatrist?
Podiatrist: Or dermatologist. If you can, cut the nail back as far as you can. ...Read more
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?
My son's big toe nail has separated slightly from the skin and is smelly and oozing. The nail was quite bruise, but is now yellowish.
Fungus: Please call your PCP to make an appointment to be evaluated for fungal or bacterial infection. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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 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
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