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My sister has blood under nail. What does this mean?

My sister has blood under nail. What does this mean?

Trauma: She banges! nail and blood os trapped. It will grow out or it can be drained with tiny hole in mail. ...Read more

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With blood under nail what are my treatment options?

With blood under nail what are my treatment options?

Drainage: A partial nail removal or drilling a hole in nail to allow blood to drain out. This will release pressure and i, prove appearance. ...Read more

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Subungual hematoma; left index, how long until nail falls off? Lots of blood accumulating under nail. Black in colour. Severely painful and swollen.

Subungual hematoma; left index, how long until nail falls off? Lots of blood accumulating under nail.  Black in colour.  Severely painful and swollen.

Trephination: Ouch! Go see your family doc about this condition, the sooner the better. S/he can make a hole (trephinate) in your nail allowing blood to escape, thus relieving pressure & pain. No anesthesia needed. Instant pain relief w/very dramatic release of blood build up. Check out http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/82926-overview for more info. ...Read more

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Bloody puncture at top of thumb, blood under nail, from a fork. Washed immediately, 6 times with soap+alcohol+betadine. How can I tell if infected?

Bloody puncture at top of thumb, blood under nail, from a fork. Washed immediately, 6 times with soap+alcohol+betadine. How can I tell if infected?

When there's pus: Depending on what was on the fork, and the fact that it's metal, means making sure that you've had a tetanus booster. Also, with the puncture you are going to experience pain and throbbing. So if there's any signs of swelling or inflammation, or the skin is red, it needs medical attention. If it's a deep puncture, and you irrigated and applied soap, you still may need to see a doctor to start oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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I squished my thumb under a 200lb piece of metal. Thumb swollen, purple and black bruising on middle knuckle, blood under nail, can't bend.. Broken?

I squished my thumb under a 200lb piece of metal.  Thumb swollen, purple and black bruising on middle knuckle, blood under nail, can't bend.. Broken?

Thumb injury: Go to the emergency room to have it checked. An xray can check to see if there is a fracture. They can puncture the top of the nail and relieve the pressure from the blood under the nail. ...Read more

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With a subungual hematoma.... How come sometimes the blood is black and sometimes it is brown? Is one better than the other?

With a subungual hematoma....  How come sometimes the blood is black and sometimes it is brown?  Is one better than the other?

No: Normal course of resolution of hematoma anywhere in the body is change in color from black/ blue to brown to greenish to pale yellow to disappear. That is just how blood cells in the clot ( or hematoma) disintegrate. No other clinucal relevance. ...Read more

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When a nail is falling off after a subungual hematoma, what will the nail under it look like? It looks like i can see bone underneath.

When a nail is falling off after a subungual hematoma, what will the nail under it look like? It looks like i can see bone underneath.

Nail bed injury: Subungual hematoma by definition means that you had a laceration of the nail bed that is the source of the blood. So expect to see an open wound. ...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.

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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