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Will I lose my nail if I hit it with a hammer?

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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
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In brief: Depends on damage

If there is bleeding under the nail that extends to the base of the nail, then you will probably lose the nail.
This may take weeks to months to come off. It will usually get pushed off as the new nail grows out. Usually the nail will grow back normally unless the nail bed has been damaged. If nail bed damage has occurred, then some type of nail dystrophy will be permanent. Dr l.

In brief: Depends on damage

If there is bleeding under the nail that extends to the base of the nail, then you will probably lose the nail.
This may take weeks to months to come off. It will usually get pushed off as the new nail grows out. Usually the nail will grow back normally unless the nail bed has been damaged. If nail bed damage has occurred, then some type of nail dystrophy will be permanent. Dr l.
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