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I dropped a weight on my foot and my toenail turned black. What will happen now?

I dropped a weight on my foot and my toenail turned black. What will happen now?

Hematoma: The black discoloration is bleeding. Initially after such an injury this pool of blood or hematoma can be drained. If it is already dry it may dissolve over several months. If the injury is severe the nail may fall off and you will get a new nail in 4-6 months. In severe cases a doctor may have to remove the nail in order to repair a laceration underneath. X-rays may be needed to rule out fracture. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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I dropped an iron on my foot and now I have a black toenail. Is there any medicine that I can take or an ointmentthat I can apply to it?

I dropped an iron on my foot and now I have a black toenail. Is there any medicine that I can take or an ointmentthat I can apply to it?

Bleeding under nail: Usually bleeding under a toenail will look very dark purple or black. It lasts until the nail grows out - usually several months. If there is a lot of pressure, pain, or throbbing, it can help to have a small opening made in the nail, over the black area, to let some of the blood out. ...Read more

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What can I do if my little toenails on both of my feet have turned black.How can I make them white again?

What can I do if my little toenails on both of my feet have turned black.How can I make them white again?

From what?: Blood? Fungus? Those little toes have such short nails so cut them as short as possible. ....Allow to regrow, if fungus present treat, if blood it will grow out. ...Read more

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My big toenail on both feet black and blue some pain what is this from?

My big toenail on both feet black and blue some pain what is this from?

Black and blue: A black and blue toenail is usually due to trauma to the nail usually when running in shoe gear. If the nail is completely black and blue you may need to have the blood that has developed under the nail drained if this is causing you significant pain. ...Read more

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I have a black mark on the lower right corner of my pinky toenail on my right foot. It's very small and looks to be horizontal in lgth. What could be?

I have a black mark on the lower right corner of my pinky toenail on my right foot. It's very small and looks to be horizontal in lgth. What could be?

The Black Toe: Subunguinal hematomas (blood under the nail) are caused by shoe friction. Usually the shoe is a little short or the toe box toe shallow. Tumors in toes can happen but very, very rarely. The nail will eventually grow out as normal but in an extensive hemorrhage under the entire nail, the nail will shed. Ignore it. ...Read more

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I have a black spot on my second toenail, I've had the same thing before on my opposite foot, but it went away, I was just wondering what it could be?

I have a black spot on my second toenail, I've had the same thing before on my opposite foot, but it went away, I was just wondering what it could be?

Get examined...: Without being able to see the toenail, its hard to say exactly what you have. It can be as simple as a bruise or toenail fungus or it can be something serious like melanoma type skin cancer. You should see your primary care doctor for an examination and evaluation. He might say, "don't worry" or he might refer you to a podiatrist or dermatologist. Take care! ...Read more