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Toenail Trauma In Children
My big toenails are falling off and new ones are trying to grow back. It is not due to a fungus and I have had no trauma or surgery. What's up?
How long will an abnormally thickened toenail (due to physical trauma) take to begin growing in at a normal thickness? There are no other symptoms besides an unusual thickness for the past 2-3 months.
Maybe never: It may never return to normalGet a more detailed answer ›
Why is my big toenail black and blue at the cuticle? It hasn't changed in weeks and I can't recall any serious trauma to that area.
See a doctor: My concern here is whether this is a bruise or something else. If you can't recall any trauma or wearing tight shoes, perhaps this is not a bruise. Melanomas can arise under the nail. Please see a doctor for an examination. ...Read more
Removal of the big toe toenail, I have trauma due to it. What will happen if i don't get toenail removed in the future?
Nail will fall off: Your question is a little confusing, but i think you're asking what happens to your damaged nail if you don't remove it. A new nail will start growing from the back (near the cuticle). It will most likely grow under the damaged nail, ultimately forcing it to fall off--or it will kind of fuse and be two nails until the dead nail eventually grows out and you trim it off. This takes 6-12 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My toenail has fallen off 3xs now from trauma 2 yrs ago, nailbed seems to have shrunk down. Will I Ever get a normal nail back or is it forever fugly?
I had a trauma injury in my toenail 4 months ago. The old nail is just partially detached but it is getting yellow. What should I do?
I've noticed my toenails have literally fallen off from the bed without trauma. Also my fingernails are lifting from the bed as well
You nailed it.: There are a multitude of conditions that can cause toenails to become brittle, thickened, break off and even lift off from the nail bed. Both hypo and hyper thyroidism are included in the list of conditions. of course, there are a whole lot of other symptoms associated with both of these conditions. If you feel that you might have a thyroid condition you should follow up with your family doctor. ...Read more
Hello. I've noticed a light brown mark underneath my big toenail. No trauma that I can think of it does not hurt. Had melanoma on nose 5 yrs ago?
See doctor: Melanomas can occur under nails. Given your history, it is prudent that you see a doctor to ascertain if the lesion needs to be removed. ...Read more
Entire pinky toenail fell off, no recent trauma, no apparent fungal infection/discoloration. Randomly noticed it was hanging by a thread w/no pain.
My 20 mth sons big toenail fell off & his other big toe is lifting from nailbed. No trauma, fungus ruled out, nails are flat/spoon. Ideas on causes?
See below: Onycholysis is the separation of the nail plate from the nail bed. It can be caused by local problems like periungual warts or fungus (onychomycosis), but the most common reason for separation is trauma. However, some systemic diseases can cause this like psoriasis and hyperthyroidism. Have your pediatrician look into these possibilities. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Why do I have pinky toenail fungus? Is it bc my toe has some trauma from being inside a shoe? Or is it bc our new home encourages fungus growth?
Hold on a minute.: The nail on the little toe, because of it's precarious location, can often times thicken and become discolored. This does not necessarily mean that the nail has a fungal infection. It could be due to damage of the nail growth plate that is commonly disturbed by stubbing the toe or even chronic shoe pressure. To differentiate between the possibilities, have your nail examined by a specialist. ...Read more
Is toenail melanoma on the nail bed, or within the nail? I had a bruise like spot (no trauma) appear, but was able to cut about half of it off.
When trimming my toenails about two weeks ago, I cut my big toe nail very short now I see a pink line. could it be Bacterial Endocarditis or trauma?
Can a full body impact trauma,cause over active bladder?& collapsed foot? What effects can full body impact truma cause?
Here are some...: OAB has been common and its underlying causes are unclear for most cases. As to if high-impact body truama induces OAB, it remains unknown, but high impact (that is high acceleration or deceleration) may shatter all tissues including muscles, joints, and nerve fibers, from which it may potential leave behind its lingering effect. Analyzing the sequence of event & physical exam will help elucidate. ...Read more
What can cause extreme pain in my foot with no physical injury? Feels like a bowlingball was dropped on it with no visible trauma.
Foot is puffy near the malleolus, no pain except if I push the area near the tendon which is quite brim but has a normal color. no trauma.
Tendinitis perhaps: always hard to tell without actually examining it, but a overuse type of tendinitis can occur due to repetitive motion or sudden increase in intensity of a motion in a body part not used to it. General trwatment is ice 15-20 min 3 times a day and NSAIDs. Decrease your amount or intensity of activity, and if not improving after a few days to a week, see your doctor. ...Read more
Possibly: The relationship of trauma to the onset of fm is a hotly debated subject. Imo, it can seemingly occur after modest trauma. ...Read more
RSD: After trauma to a lower extremity, a condition called rsd may develop. Rsd is known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy. It can lead to a painful, cold limb. Fibromyalgia is a condition affecting more than one region. Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers