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Removal Of A Blood Clot Below The Fingernail Or Toenail
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
How to get rid of blood clot under toenail after heavy object fell on it? Toenail is about 80% black and blue.
When : 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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I have a pulling sensation from top of foot down to big toe nail can feel it when I rub against the vein could it be a blood clot?
I have a raised mole on my big toe nail? I think it is a mole, or is a blood clot. But i just noticed it the other day. Is it skin cancer?
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