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Why Is My Toenail Black And Hollow
The nail lifted: From either fungus or an accumulation of blood klnown as a subungual hematoma. Your choices are too leave alone if not painful or see a podiatrist who will give you option of removing the nail and allowing a new one to grow back. This is sometimes done as the current nail may be deformed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What would be the reason for my toenails to be turning black. They are also becoming hollow underneath. What should I do?
My toenail is black and when I cut it it was hollow it is thickening where it is not black but where it is black it's not thick. What should I do?
Hello...my toenail turns black and its hollow I can literally stick anything uderneath the nail. What is the cause and what can I do to get it back to?
It might take 12 to 18 months for a new nail to grow out.
Is it only 1 toe? If multiple have your toes checked out ...Read more
Avoid more trauma: Assuming you mean the typical "black nail" which develops from either direct or repetative low grade trauma (ie: toe banging up against tip of shoe in runners), the "black" needs to grow out. If more trauma or pressure can be avoided, the color will grow out as the nail grows. This may take many months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be melanoma: Said, not to scare you, but to get you to see a dermatologist or podiatrist. Sometimes dark lines can be a sign of malignant melanoma. Sometimes not. Could be as simple as bruising or splinter hemorrhage. Even splinter hemorrhage can be sign of other systemic issues. Your doctor may want to do a biopsy to make sure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
More info needed: To receive an answer that will be more helpful for you, you need to give more information...Your health status, any problems such as gout, diabetes or blood pressure concerns. You should state how long it has been a problem and what you do to make it feel better. Also tells us what it looks like. Is it discolored, swollen or point tender. The more you tell the better the answer. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Possible hematoma: You may have an injury under the toenail which is causing the pain but has also created a blood blister (hematoma) under the nail plate. If the nail isn't already loose, you can see a podiatrist who could help drain the nail and/or avulse (remove) it safely as well as examined for an injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby toenail is coming completely off for a second time and is black underneath/bloody. What do I do? Remove? Wait? Clean?
See a podiatrist: If you are runner, this is a common injury called "black toe syndrome" due to blood bruises under the nail plate. Other causes of black toenails are infections - either bacterial or fungal. Another cause may be from a fracture in the last bone of the toe. In any case, see a podiatrist who can examine and treat any of these conditions and recommend ways to prevent recurrence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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