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My Toe Nail Has Been Bruised For Nearly 3 Months What Else Could Cause A Bruised Appearance
Black toe nail: The only serious problem you could have, that gives a black toe nail, would be a malignant melanoma on the nail bed beneath the nail. A bruised nail turns red, and then dark, and then resolves after a period of time, as the nail grows out. It may take more than 3 months for a bruised big toe nail to grow out, so it may pay to be patient and wait, or visit a dermatologist right away for help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I injured my big toe three months ago at the gym kicking a punching bag. The toe nail is still very bruised but it doens't hurt. How much longer heals?
Bruised toenail: Bruising of the toenail after trauma can be cause from bleeding that occurs below the nail and is into the nail bed or skin under the nail. If the dry hematoma is attached to the nail, it will usually 'grow out' as the nail grows in length. This can take from 3 to 9 months. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It's possible: If blood forms under rthe nail it could cause the nail to lift frm the bed and fall off. One possible solution is to drain the blood if present rapidly.....Just becasue the is discoloration does not mean there is drainable blood though..... ...Read more
See below: Depends on how old it is. If fresh and there is blood under the nail it would be best to see a podiatrist to have the blood removed by making a hole in the nail to drain it and remove the pressure. If older soak in hydrogen peroxide and use antiseptic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My toe nail has turned black and I am worried. I haven’t bruised it in any way - it appeared out of no where and I have had it for weeks . ?
Get checked : Most likely you stunned it without knowing but there are some nasty things that can develop out of nothing. Best to get seen so an MD can evaluate it. ...Read more
22 male left side of under toe nail its like brownish like a bruise n if i look closely there 2 small dark dots under it never happened before.?
See below: This could be from injury and this is dried blood. It could also be a wart that has formed under the nail see a podiatrist. ...Read more
Under the nail: If the "bruise" is under the toe nail, it will continue to move out as the nail growns out. In toenails, this can be as long as a year. Most likely, it is a pocket of blood that got caught under the nail during trauma to the area. If it is a large area and causing pain, sometimes it can be drained to remove most of the blood. The damaged area still needs to grow out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Check your shoe fit: Inappropriate shoe size (too big or too small) can cause significant problems. If your affected toe is repeatedly striking the inside of the shoe (too small), bruising and pain result. Shoes that are too big can allow your foot to slide to and fro within the shoe resulting in repetitive microtrauma to the toe as it repeatedly strikes the shoe. Appropriate socks (snug & breathable) are also helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I fell with a motorbike earlier and bruised my toes and also lost my pinkie toe nail. What do I do next?
Not much you can: do other than ice the foot and let nature take its course... ...Read more
My toe nail fell off 6 months ago while traveling over seas. it is growing back funny and I cut the ingrown nail. I just stubbed it now it is bruised ?
Is it just: Bruised or is it infected that's what you need to differentiate. If just bruised, time will heal it. ...Read more
Perhaps it is: An infected ingrown toenail? Hard to tell without seeing. ...Read more
Subungual hematoma: Bruised toenails are fairly common in runners. If the pressure of the blood collecting under the nail is not causing you too much discomfort, you can leave the nail in place and it will eventually fall off. If the pain is significant, the nail plate can either be punctured in the office to drain the blood pocket beneath it or it might be removed entirely. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a green spot inside my big toe nail and it started a month ago starting from dark to now green ! could it be a bruised or fungus? Im
Yes: Could be either one. See podiatrist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
My toe nail has been black and blue now for a month. Walked a lot and the nail felt bruised at the beginning. Doesnt hurt now. Is that bad? Old blood?
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