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My Foot Sole Turned Black
No: Unless the injury is very severe the more common cause would be subungual hematoma. That is blood under the nail plate and is very painful. Go to an urgent care center or emergency room. The doctor can use electro cautery to make holes in the nail plate and express the blood out giving immediate relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a doctor: Venous insufficiency could be one reason, but i would tend to think all the toes would turn purplish.The temp of the skin would be important, is the foot cooler or warmer and what it is compared to the contralateral limb. Is this new onset? History of trauma? More info would help but you should get checked out simply because the findings are not normal. ...Read more
What is wrong with my toe nail and my foot? My foot is really dry especially between my toes. My toe nail has these white lines.
Just had surgery on left foot for avm when I lower my foot to walk around my foot starts turning purple blue is it normal?
I had a pain on one of my toes then my toe nail turn purple then today my toe nail turn green is that normal?
If it was a bruise. : ...It can come from the toe hitting the end of the foot gear. The purple is the natural color, ; green is also cn as the bruise heals.They can b very colorful. ...Read more
Echymotic heel: Depending on related trauma to the heel area, the discoloration could be simply a bruise, or a blood-blister formation if there has been recent excessive ambulation. If there is no history of trauma you need to be evaluated clinically by a foot specialist to determine another cause! ...Read more
UNKNOWN TRAUMA: Sometime there may be trauma you did not remember.If it is only an isolated one toe, you need not worry.Make sure it is not from ill fitting tight shoes other causes are fungal infection, common in immunocomprised patient and diabetics.Rare cause is melanoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi my partners big toenails have turn a dark purple colour and he also has a dark spot on one side of his fourth toe on the left foot. ?
Multiple causes: Many medical conditions can cause changes in the nail beds from minor repeated trauma causing "bruising" to dangerous cancerous melanomas. History of trauma, pain and signs of vascular disease should be evaluated. As you suggest the 4th toe has a dark spot, not on the nail, trauma and vascular can be considered, although if the spot on the toe is a "birthmark", photograph and observe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have blue black squiggly lines on foot under the skin. Appeared 3/4 days ago. A larger blue/black spot underside of foot. Ulcer on same ankle.?
Problem: Are you diabetic, ave you had arterial doppler. Looks like you have some vascular issue. ...Read more
Black toenail: A number of things can make a toenail/portion of the toenail look black: fungal infections, blood under nail, certain medications, inflammatory conditions. With meds, most/all nails are involved. Moles/freckles in the nail growth center (matrix) give linear pigmented brown or black streaks, so can melanoma. If the discoloration of the nail is new, please see your dermatologist for proper diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slammed pinkie in car door yesterday. I can bend my finger, but it's pink and bruised on the bottom and my fingernail has a dark purple splotch.isok??
Nailbed injury: The purple discoloration under your nail indicates bleeding from the nailbed with an associated nailbed injury. Will usually heal on its own with nail acting as a splint. If painful create a hole in the nail over the blood with flame heated paperclip to decompress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a purple swelling on my biggest toe of my left foot. Lately the middle has turned yellow. Is this serious?
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