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What does it mean if my big toe nail is turn dark and getting very hard?

What does it mean if my big toe nail is turn dark and getting very hard?

Possible Fungus: This may be a sign that you have a fungus infection of the toenail (onychomycosis). You should have it checked by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What does a dark line on your big toe nail mean?

What does a dark line on your big toe nail mean?

Probably pigment: It most likely is non malignant melanonychia. The most serious would be a cancerous lesion, although this is very rare. There are many more probably reasons why your nail has this dark line. Please have it evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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My left big toe nail is a gray color and there's a darker line right at the end of my toenail before you get to the white part. There's no pain either?

My left big toe nail is a gray color and there's a darker line right at the end of my toenail before you get to the white part. There's no pain either?

Loose nail...: I can't be sure, but it sounds as though the nail is loosely attached to the bed or not attached at all. To remove all doubt, have your toe evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more

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I have a dark little circle under my big toe nail, pretty worried. What could it be?

Dry blood: Hopefully just dry blood. If that is the case the little spot should grow out as the nail grows. Keep in mind it takes an average of nine months for the nail to grow from the base to the tip so it will take a long time. In extraordinarily rare circumstances it could be skin cancer. If so, it will not grow out with the nail. So watch to see if it is moving ou with the nail as the nail grows. ...Read more

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Ripped a bit of my big toe nail off. Is it going to get swollen?

Ripped a bit of my big toe nail off. Is it going to get swollen?

Possibly: You should let your doctor know you are having pain. He/she can examine you and possibly run tests to find out the cause. ...Read more

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I noticed a small dark spot underneath my big toe nail for weeks. It's not growing but still there. Is this something to be concerned about?

I noticed a small dark spot underneath my big toe nail for weeks. It's not growing but still there. Is this something to be concerned about?

Exam needed: A new dark spot under the nail can have several causes, including bruising from minor trauma and melanoma. More information and an examination are needed to sort this out. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a hard painful knot on the tip of my big toe like almost under my toe nail.have had it for over a year but has now started hurting ?

I have a hard painful knot on the tip of my big toe like almost under my toe nail.have had it for over a year but has now started hurting ?

R/O PLANTAR WART: Plantar warts are commonly found on feet and hands . The dark spot in the middle is the vascular supply. It can be treated with FREEZING/LASER/TOPICAL MEDICATION. Also it may be a corn or callus. Seek evaluation by a good podiatrist. ...Read more

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My toenail is not thick but the skin on left big toe next to the nail on the right side is kind of hard and hurts very little?

My toenail is not thick but the skin on left big toe next to the nail on the right side is kind of hard and hurts very little?

Ingrown nail: Possibly. If there is tenderness on the side of the nail, and the skin on that side is thickening, the most likely cause is an ingrown toenail. I would see your Dr or a podiatrist to be sure, because they can become very painful if infected! Good luck! (Sometimes soaking the foot in warm Epson saltwater helps!) ...Read more

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How do i get my toe nail to grow again after a surgery i had on my big toe? And is it safe to put on a fake nail till it grows completely?

How do i get my toe nail to grow again after a surgery i had on my big toe? And is it safe to put on a fake nail till it grows completely?

Waiting Game.: Rather difficult to say, without knowing the nature of the toe surgery performed. Surgery on your nail may have permanently stunted your nail, by design. It could also be temporarily stunted, in which case, only time will tell. Applying fake nails without knowing the details does not sound good. These details are often discussed before the surgery is performed. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Dark blood under big toe nail, any idea/concern?

Dark blood under big toe nail, any idea/concern?

Depends on the cause: If you injured the toe it will generally grow out in time. If there was no injury you should have it examined to be sure it is not a lesion under the nail which would need attention. ...Read more

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Glass shower door came off the track. Trying to get it back on, I dropped it on my big toe. No pain now, but blue at the cubical and lower toe nail.

GREAT TOENAIL INJURY: THE BLUE COLOR AT THE CUTICLE IS TRAPPED BLOOD. NOT TO WORRY. IT WILL ALL GROW OUT PROPERLY IN A FEW MONTHS. BE CAREFUL . . . ...Read more

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Pinky toe nail brittle w/ dark streak. Fourth nail flaky, thick, half unattached from nail bed. Big toe thick nail. Taupe or blueish nails. Both feet?

Pinky toe nail brittle w/ dark streak. Fourth nail flaky, thick, half unattached from nail bed. Big toe thick nail. Taupe or blueish nails. Both feet?

See a : Podiatrist or dmatologist among some of the more common problems are fungus, bacteria, subungual keratinization. There are other possibilities but those are the three most common. (Each using different treatments.) ...Read more

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Why is my big toe nail black?

Why is my big toe nail black?

Hematoma or melanoma: Most likely it is a hematoma or blood but there are rare cases of skin cancer, although very unusual in your age group. If you did not injure it you need to get it checked. ...Read more

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Why does my big toe nail alway break in half?

Why does my big toe nail alway break in half?

See below: It is probably thin and brittle. Try using a clear nail polish to help it grow out. If still a problem see a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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My big toe nail is falling off, what do I do?

If loose, remove it.: If you big toenail is falling off, it need to be removed. This way it is done in a controlled, painless manner, as opposed to be caught on a bedsheet or sock, which would tear it off. ...Read more

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The part below my big toe nail hurts a lot, what could. It be?

The part below my big toe nail hurts a lot, what could. It be?

Many things: If the pain is at the proximal nail fold (skin at the base of the nail plate), you could have an infection, especially if it is red or draining. If the pain is further back near the joint, you could have a hyperextension injury or compensation, causing pain during walking or running. If this is the case, try a stiffer shoe, avoid barefeet, flip-flops or flexible shoes. ...Read more

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