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Removal Of A Blood Clot Below The Fingernail Or Toenail
Dr. Kass: Gave excellent advice. If you let the clot to grow out with the nail, make sure you see it slowly progressing towards the tip of your finger. If it doesn't appear to grow out (over months) and becomes larger or darker, see a dermatologist even if it doesn't hurt. ...Read more
Blood under toenail: There might have been an injury to the toe. If is more than 50% is involved the nail might fall off. If its hurts see a podiatrist. ...Read more
Best to see: A foot doc. If over 25 percent of nail bed is affected you may have a lacerated nail bed. If the blood has solidified and not painful sometimes best to leave alone. If in liquid state and painful, foot doc can drill hole in nail plate and release blood. ...Read more
How to get rid of blood clot under toenail after heavy object fell on it? Toenail is about 80% black and blue.
When a toe is traumatized by the nail, a small blood vessel underneath the nail can break and cause bleeding under the nail. Blood collects between the nail plate (the nail itself) and the nail bed (the soft tissue under the nail plate), and pressure from the blood can cause the nail plate to lift off the nail bed. The blood causes the discoloration, and the pressure causes pain.
In more severe injuries of this kind, the bleeding is such that it will lift the nail plate so much and to cause the nail to come off. It can take a few days for the pressure to build up and lift off the nail. Once it does, if you can bear it, the pain subsides, since the pressure is relieved. If the injury is more minor and the bleeding is not so much, it might not be enough blood to force the nail up and off, in which case, it will take months for the blood under the nail to slowly grow out with the nail.
If you're in pain, I recommend you go to your doctor, or even an er to have the blood drained. If the nail plate is fairly intact and not separated from the nail bed, drilling a small hole in the nail plate (it doesn't hurt) will allow the blood to drain. If the nail plate is loose, taking the entire nail off is the better treatment (done under local anesthesia, no pain, quick & easy, and you will regrow another nail).
If you're not in pain and you just don't like the way it looks, you have 2 choices:
1) get medical attention to have the blood drained described above, or
2) get a pair of dark glasses so you don't have to look at it.
Hope this helps! Good luck. ...Read more
Both my big toenail has blood clot under them. Now new layer of nail formed n pushed d old toenail up. Shall I let it be or have to get them pulled off?
Let it be: Did the blood clots develop due to trauma or spontaneously. If the latter, you should see a doctor, if the clots fail to resolve in a month or so. ...Read more
See a podiatrist: Who could drill a small hole in the nail and facilitate drainage of the underling blood. (this is not painful). I would recommend this maneuver only be done by a pofrofessional = foot doc as someone not used to the procedure may drill too far and you could end up with a worse problem then you started with. ...Read more
Depends: Subungual hematoma (blood clot underneath the nail) is best treated immediately after injury or running. If it is close to the end of the nail, you could trim part of the nail and drain it. Sometimes a hot sterile poker could be used also to drain the blood. Once it has dried up then besides soaking in a warm salt bath, only time will allow it to grow off. ...Read more
Usually localized: Pain. The pain is pretty intense in one spot... ...Read more
Not a common: Site for a clot. Could you elaborate on the findings. ...Read more
None: There are no blood clots in the bottom of the feet ...Read more
Medical Emergency: Blood clots are a medical emergency and should call 911 taken to hospital. ...Read more
Left outer part of foot there's a little knot only when standing? Can you visibly see a blood clot in the foot?
Not usually: Did you bump or hurt your foot? Does the bump hurt? Does the bump feel hard or does it dip in with pressure? Does it hurt in your shoe? ...Read more
My sister was saying sometimes she has to move her foot around cause she's in so much pain, she is overweight a lot, can blood clots do that? Just wond
Blood clots: Not enough information is given about the leg discomfort to make a diagnosis. Moving the foot around may prevent blood clots, but once they develop, motion doesn't relieve that discomfort. Since she describes her pain as severe, she should be examined by a physician. ...Read more
Possible Biopsy: Discoloration and spotting on the soles of the foot can be problematic and will need additional work-up. Normally the soles of the foot have no pigment and if there are discoloration then you would need to see a podiatrist or dermatologist for examination and possible biopsy of the lesions. ...Read more
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Diagnosed with blood clot in sural vein after foot op. On medication thinners, what else should I do?
Ask your doctor: The doctor should be able to guide you and answer any questions you have. ...Read more
I have blood clots and I m taking medicines I have problem in my left foot I have a lot of pain even I can't walk it be operated can I get or no?
Janet, kindly: Re ask your question, it doesn't make any sense.?? I'm not sure what your asking ...Read more
Pin point pain: To the region of the clot. A small palpable mass about the size of a pea or smaller. ...Read more
Not common: Usually when present, intense pain to a pinpoint location with a small palpable subcutaneous lump. ...Read more
I have a painful blood clot in at thd bottom of my foot how would I get it treated because it hurts when I walk on it?
See a podiatrist: If this blood clot is truly on the ball of the foot you should seek the advice of a podiatrist for evaluation. Constantly putting pressure on the foot will not allow the blood clot to resolve. However, when the podiatrist evaluates situation he may determine the next best course of treatment. ...Read more
Everytime I raise my foot my calf hurts and I don't know if that means I have a blood clot or its just pain from sitting a lot?
I don't know either.: You would need an actual assessment to answer this. ...Read more
I'm very overweight (working on it). Have occas. Swelling in top part of right foot, sometimes with minor pain. Should I be scared of a blood clot?
Blood clot my husband just discover a blood clot in his foot, they did an emergency surgery 3 days ago but his foot is still swollen and have a redness is this serious? And he can hardy stand on his feet
Redness: Redness could be a sign of infection in the foot, particularly if the circulation is not normal. His foot swelling should be treated by keeping the foot elevated. You should check with his surgeon or whoever is on call for his surgeon. I expect that he should be staying off of his feet as much as possible, and keeping his foot elevated. ...Read more
Keep getting leg/foot cramps. Saw Gyno and she said I don't have signs of blood clot. Should I be concerned? What else could it be?
See Internist: Is there any chance U take a diuretic? Low serum Potassium and Magnesium can cause cramps. Since you take BC pills you need a sonogram of thigh and lower leg to make sure veins are compressible. This is not something you can ignore. If no Internist have GYN send you for the proper test. Also need doctor to feel (palpate) leg arteries and make sure they are pulsing well, and check leg for edema. ...Read more
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