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My Left Big Toe Stays Purple Most Of The Time Do I Have Diabetes
See your doctor: The toe is a separate issue from your possible diabetes. Your doctor can ask some questions, examine you, check a blood sample and tell you if you're diabetic. Your purple toe could be a sign of peripheral artery disease (pad), which is best managed by a vascular surgeon. ...Read more
My toe is purple. No diabetes, didn't get hurt. But it hurts when I touch it. It's my second toe on my foot. What can I do.
The concern with: Purple is a lack of blood supply. Need to determine if its a simple bruise or not. One way to evaluate blood supply is the temp of the area, if it is warm that is a good sign. Is there a pulse in the foot? That is a good sign. If the toe is cold that is not good and needs further evaluation. Emboli are a concern as well... ...Read more
What to do if I have alot of pain in my left heal my right big toe is also very painfull can't hardly walk could this be the begin of diabetes.?
Heel pain: Heel pain and big toe pain may be from many other conditions. Symptoms of high blood sugar (diabetes)include blurred vision, tiredness, itchy skin, increased urination, thirst, increased appetite, weight loss and excessive urination at night. Get your doctor to check your fasting glucose and A1c test if you have any of these symptoms ...Read more
The side if my left big toe is numb, like I'll touch it and its just numb, what's wrong? Is it diabetes? Could I loose my toe??
My big toe along the left side of the nail is purple and has green crusty discharge. What's wrong with my toe?
Paronychia: The description suggests a Paronychia, which is an ingrown toenail injuring the adjacent tissue and causing pain and infection. Mild forms often respond to warms compresses and home care but you should have a physician evaluate your condition as you may need antibiotics and possibly removal of part of nail. SEE:http://wb. Md/1MgC1Ee ...Read more
I had da vinci supracervical hysterectomy 9 days ago. Yesterday I noticed my left big toe is really purple in the nailbed and off and on achey. Why?
Banged it?: What you are descirbing most often happens as a result of stubbing or banging your toe. The nail normally grows back. ...Read more
I dropped a 60 pound log on my left big toe and now the nail is purple and the area just below the nail is red and swollen. Is it broken?
I have two purple areas on left big toe nail and its partner. Present for months. Noticed after wearing tight boots. No pain just discolor.?
Could be a: Subungual hematoma or dried blood from the tight shoes. ...Read more
I have two blue or purple spots on two of my toes on my left foot. Noticed after wearing tight boots. Been present for months now. Starts in big toe.
Toe Pressure Spots:
You probably just have pressure irritation from your tight boots. Consider changing to slightly longer or one with a deeper toe box. Dr Rich Blake
Have the shoe store give their advice. ...Read more
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 more
Legs ache;, left foot 2nd toe purple at time; left heel feels like it has a jagged rock inside it; legs swelling; difficulty walking; much pain; What?
Stable disease: Certainly, if this is not bothersome to you, there may not be a need to do further evaluation. However, given that you have posed the question, it would be at least reasonable to discuss with your doctor the historical context in which you first noticed it and whether it has changed during the past few years. ...Read more
My right big toe tip has been numb ever since I wore heels last week. No diabetes. No health problems. What can this be shouldn't be worried?
I have diabetes 2. I feel pain in my big toe on the the place of connecting nail with toe. Is it serious? And if yes, what's your advice?
Control. Prevention: Having diabetes 2 puts you at a greater risk of having more serious consequences of untreated or mistreated foot problems. In order to lower that risk, it is necessary to keep your blood sugar and the diabetes under control. Although it is not uncommon for one to feel an occasional pain here and there, any specific, isolated and increasing pain should be investigated. Prevention is critical. ...Read more
The ball of my big toe itches. Not in the joint or between toes. No rash. No discoloration. No odor. Don't have diabetes. Any suggestions?
My big toe has been numb for a few days after wearing heels. I don't have diabetes or back pain. What can I do before going to the doctor?
Left foot swells on occasion no pain. Fam history diabetes, gout. All sugar ALT in my home 90% vegan diet. Work from home sitting long periods of time?
May have bad valves: In the venous system of your left foot and so when sitting you get back flow in the foot. ...Read more
No bunion just stinging sensation. No diabetes so no neuropathy. Fractured big toe few months ago that foot. Having stinging sensations more lately.
Get X-ray: Big toe fractures and 'sprains ' (' turf toe') are fairly common. If your ' stinging' continues see an Orthopedic Surgeon for evaluation. If the fracture extended into the joint (as in any joint) you may be developing early arthritis. Treatment early can be fairly 'easy' w/ NSAIDs/ turf -toe liners, etc. Get an X-ray and get examined! Best of Luck! ...Read more
Why has my big toe been white and purple for 6 weeks now? My toe was white for 3 weeks and now purple for the last 3 weeks.
Spots: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
I have a purple spot onmy big toe. It itched badly the first day but hasn't since. It is not painful. I'm also diabetic.
Diabetic: I tell all my diabetic patients no matter how minor you may think it is always get it checked because its possible to lead to something much more serious. ...Read more
My husbands toes especially the one next to the big toe get purple and lose feeling. What could cause This. He's overweight but no health conditions?
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
My big toe had blisters that have turned purple and the skin around it has hardened, and is burning and itching terribly. What is going on?
First off, you don't:
Report any medical history. In the event you are diabetic you must see a foot doc.
In the event you aren't, still a good idea but often can manage o your own. It is possible the purple is secondary to some blood. If the skin hardened you can file it down with an Emory board. Any open areas cover with a bandage and monitor for infection. ...Read more
No: I sounds like you expeienced some bleeding under the toenail. It should grow out over a period of time. If it is painful it may need to be drained. ...Read more
Y big toe is swollen and purple puss come out in the side get crusty been cleaning it pain 2 month and I don't have insurance?
Ingrown toenail: It seems like you have an infected ingrown toenail. You should try to soak the area in epsom salts and warm water on a daily basis. If the infection does not resolve you should see a podiatrist for further evaluation. Untreated infected ingrown toenails can cause the infection to spread and could also infect the bone which is underneath the nail. ...Read more
I have the toe fungus where there is gunk underneath my toes. My big toe hurts and the top is purple. I think it's bc of the pressure. What can I do?
My big toe is purple and it was num for a week now is pus cumin out and the pus is redness orange color?
Paronychia: You have an infection. Please go see your physician. ...Read more
My big toe is green, purple, and black. I dropped a table on it yesterday. Is it broken? Or will I lose my nail?
Tough to say...: See a podiatrist for an evaluation. It could be broken, and I can usually predict if someone will lose a nail. ...Read more
Ok so my big toe is red and purple under the nail. Its been 2 weeks and my other toe is starting to look the same. I'm worried!
Start Simple first.: The first thing to consider is whether or not your shoes are causing the problem. In most cases, the simplest explanation is the correct one. ...Read more
My big toe is swollen from a bug bite so I wrapped it. The tip of my toe that was sticking out of wrap is dark purple now. It is painful if touched?
Skin Infections: There is a world wide deadly epidemic with a drug resistant staph causing abscesses and sores that are universally described by patients a 'bug bites'. Since this surely sounds like one of those I would advise that you get seen within the next 24 hours by your family physician. ...Read more
The top of my foot has a knot and the toe next to the big toe is right against the big toe and my toes turn a purple color and have tingling feeling?
Multiple problems: The knot may be several things like a spur or a cyst. It may be the likely cause of the numbness and tingling as it is pressing on a nerve. The fact that your first and second toes are crossing or touching indicates a hammertoe and/or bunion deformity. You should see a podiatrist. ...Read more
My big toe is swollen from a bug bite so I wrapped it. The tip of my toe that was sticking out of wrap is dark purple now. Wis very painful if touched?
A lump formed under my big toe. I rubbed it & it disappeared. I woke this morning to a dark purple bruise on the side of the toe. Is this worrisome?
Depends on progress: See how it continues healing, and if there's pain, then it's worrisome and you must see your PCP. Or if the bruise gets larger. You may need to elevate it, and put cool compresses on it for relief, and no fish oils, aspirin, Advil, (ibuprofen) Ibuprofen as it could potentially increase the bruising. Monitor it, and if it improves, you are probably OK. Time will tell shortly! ...Read more
My big toe is swollen and purple and blood and puss is coming out aroud the nail what is going on thare is pain also
You might have an infected ingrown toenail. You'll not only need a course of oral antibiotics, but will need to have that piece of nail that's stuck in your skin removed.
It's a simple and easy office procedure. No pain, no disability, and you'll feel better immediately.
Go see a foot doctor! ...Read more
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