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Doctor insights on: I Hit My Big Toe And Half Of The Nail Turned Black I Peeled It Off Because It Was Hurting Me What Do I Do

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I hit my big toe and half of the nail turned black. I peeled it off because it was hurting me. What do I do?

I hit my big toe and half of the nail turned black. I peeled it off because it was hurting me. What do I do?

Usually nothing: If it is no longer hurting you, no longer bleeding or oozing. Do nothing. Time will do the rest. If it looks infected still tender, bleeding, there is pus have it checked asap. ...Read more

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I stubbed my big toe and most of the nail peeled off, I put a bandaid to keep the nail on. Hurts a lot, what should I do? See a dr?

I stubbed my big toe and most of the nail peeled off, I put a bandaid to keep the nail on. Hurts a lot, what should I do? See a dr?

Let try to help: If the nail got separated or almost separated cut it off, try to see the doctor may you need x-ray you could have fracture in the toe.
Keep it clean by soaking it with h2o2 and warm water. ...Read more

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Just removed nail polish from a big toe and found 2/3's of it lifting. It doesn't hurt. Should I clip off as much as I can and use topical meds?

Just removed nail polish from a big toe and found 2/3's of it lifting. It doesn't hurt. Should I clip off as much as I can and use topical meds?

You can trim the: Loose nail carefully as long as there is no redness or drainage near the nail or surrounding the nail, in that case seek help from a foot specialist ...Read more

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Hey my big toe nail is turning black can u tell me what's going on and they hurt on both. Feet?

Hey my big toe nail is turning black can u tell me what's going on and they hurt on both. Feet?

Sounds like trauma: And blood under nail. If you don't remember trauma then see dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I have a black spot on my big toe, right foot, under the nail, the size of a B-B. It does not hurt, not swollen, not reddish, not growing, after 1 wk.

I have a black spot on my big toe, right foot, under the nail, the size of a B-B. It does not hurt, not swollen, not reddish, not growing, after 1 wk.

Spots under nails: If it has Ben there for a while, you need to have it evaluated by a doctor. If you banged your toe or it developed after some kind of trauma, it should go away. And if it doesn't you should see your doctor. ...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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Hello. 2 years back I have hit my big toe and the nail got damage and came off. The nail started to grow back but never grown to the front growing up?

Hello. 2 years back I have hit my big toe and the nail got damage and came off. The nail started to grow back but never grown to the front growing up?

Any other symptoms?: Is the lack of full growth of the nail a cosmetic concern or do you have other symptoms? You may just wait and watch as is not a serious matter.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I hit my big toe a few months and it bled and my toe nail fell off a few days ago. It looks bad. Do I need to see a doctor about it?

I hit my big toe a few months and it bled and my toe nail fell off a few days ago. It looks bad. Do I need to see a doctor about it?

I would: Any injury substantial enough to avulse the nail may also have caused injury to the nailbed or fracture of the toe bone. A podiatrist can evaluate the injury, check for fracture or infection and recommend local care to speed healing. The fact that the injury was months ago may limit your options, but its always wise to have it checked. ...Read more

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I hit my big toe and it bruised. I let nail polish on to hide it. My nail is coming off where it bruised. Could it be a problem?

I hit my big toe and it bruised. I let nail polish on to hide it. My nail is coming off where it bruised. Could it be a problem?

Yes: The nail is probably coming off due to the trauma. This is not a problem in itself, but you need to make sure that you get afungus in the nail bed as the new nail grows back. ...Read more

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My big toe seems to be subungual hematoma. The injury lasted for months now. Half the nail fell off 3 weeks ago & now it's blackish red again.

My big toe seems to be subungual hematoma. The injury lasted for months now. Half the nail fell off 3 weeks ago & now it's blackish red again.

May be okay: The nail has partially alvulsed. The blackish redness if from degenerating hematoma that stained the new growing nails. It will take a little while to dissolve with daily washing. ...Read more

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Dropped glass bottle on big toe went black now half nail off n sore to touch is this ok? Do I need to cover it? Will it grow back?

Subungal hematoma: The bruise that you have is called subungal hematoma. If it is recent and the toe is swollen, you will need to decompress the pressure built up by hematoma. This is done by by piercing a sterile needle in the nail plate to relieve this pressure. If uncertain, then see professionals for care. If the nail plate is still intact, it will push out the subungal hematoma and you just clip it or trim it. ...Read more

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My friend stood on my big toe directly on the nail with platform heels & for the past month it has been bruised a dark purple/black. Will it fall off?

My friend stood on my big toe directly on the nail with platform heels & for the past month it has been bruised a dark purple/black. Will it fall off?

Probably: IF damaged enough the pressure from the underlying blood will push the nail up and eventually new nail will push this off. If you can trim the nail back and clean out the blood from underneath it. ...Read more

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My big toe hurts at the corner by the nail. What should I do?

My big toe hurts at the corner by the nail. What should I do?

Most likely ingrowin: Try not cut short, keep clean with h2o2 soaks, if got inflamed see your doctor. ...Read more

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The part below my big toe nail hurts a lot, what could. It be?

The part below my big toe nail hurts a lot, what could. It be?

Many things: If the pain is at the proximal nail fold (skin at the base of the nail plate), you could have an infection, especially if it is red or draining. If the pain is further back near the joint, you could have a hyperextension injury or compensation, causing pain during walking or running. If this is the case, try a stiffer shoe, avoid barefeet, flip-flops or flexible shoes. ...Read more

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I cut the nail "to close" on my big toe and it hurts when I wear my shoes. What would you recommend?

I cut the nail "to close" on my big toe and it hurts when I wear my shoes. What would you recommend?

Cotton: Use cotton to relieve pressure and separate skin from nail until nail has chance to grow and minimize chance of infection. ...Read more

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I'm getting an ingrown tonail removed its on the side of my big toe so I won't have to get my whole nail removed. How bad does it hurt?

I'm getting an ingrown tonail removed its on the side of my big toe so I won't have to get my whole nail removed. How bad does it hurt?

Little bit: The only part of the procedure tat hurts is the shot to numb your toe. Feels like a sting for about 10 seconds. But the relief of getting rid of the ingrown nail is wonderful. ...Read more

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So earlier today, I accidentally kicked a Stray brick and hurt my Big Toe Badly. It hurts to walk and is blue on the nail. What do I do?

Big toe: You have bleeding under the nail. Go to the ER. They can release the trapped blood under your toe. At the same time they will take an x-ray to rulel out a fracture of the big toe ...Read more

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I have fungus on my big toe nail its been there forma while now, but recently it started to hurt a lot I can't almost touch my toe, why is that?

Pressure on nail bed: Fungus of toenail can cause nail to become thick and hard, often with a significant amount of debri underneath nail. This can cause pressure on nail bed and hence pain: especially with shoes on. Sometimes this can get secondarily infected with bacteria. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on my big toe, in the corner where the nail is, it only hurts when pressure is placed on it. Was just wondering what it could be.?

Pushing too hard..: It sounds like you have a sharp area of nail, known as a nail spicule, causing sharp pain when pushed on. Stop pushing on it and have it evaluated if the condition escalates. Sometimes all that is needed is a simple trimming of the spicule. ...Read more

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I have pain ontop of my big toe. It looks completely normal and I am positive that I do not have an ingrown nail. When I put pressure on it, it hurts.

If indeed you are: Correct there is no ingrown toenail other possibilities could include a subungual exostosis or a bone spur under the toenail, an enchondroma or similiar type of bony lesion. Make sure shoes are proper fit and you weren't wearing anyone too tight. An xray would be a good starting point. ...Read more

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My toenail is not thick but the skin on left big toe next to the nail on the right side is kind of hard and hurts very little?

My toenail is not thick but the skin on left big toe next to the nail on the right side is kind of hard and hurts very little?

Ingrown nail: Possibly. If there is tenderness on the side of the nail, and the skin on that side is thickening, the most likely cause is an ingrown toenail. I would see your Dr or a podiatrist to be sure, because they can become very painful if infected! Good luck! (Sometimes soaking the foot in warm Epson saltwater helps!) ...Read more

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Big toe growing out white an is now thin an ridged at the nail bed. It does not hurt. I have not injured it that I'm aware of. Very red on the side?

Big toenail: It is possible that your toenail is turning white as a result of nail polosh use. The ridging of the nail couls occur when there is cessation and resuming of nail growth. This can be brought on by an illness. Lastly, the redness along the side of the nail may be an ingrown toenail. This condition would require treatment. If there is a concern that the nail fungal, a nail culture is recommend. ...Read more

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I have not hurt my big toe, right, but all underneath the nail it looks bruised. It's not sore at all?!

Blood under nail.: Purplish to black discoloration under toe nails with no history of injury, is due to shoe pressure on the nails. It will grow off in several months. Buy longer shoes and/or with higher toe boxes. ...Read more

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Big toe pain where the nail meets the skin hurts on the side hurts if anything touches it like wearing a sneaker or sock doesn't feel like a hang nail?

Ingrown toenail: Unfortunately it sounds like an ingrown toenail. Look for redness, warmth, pain and drainage. If their is drainage, what color is it? You should see a foot and ankle specialist and remove the offending nail border. ...Read more