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Are there any potential complications you could have from tearing off a toe nail?

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Dr. David Yan
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

After having a nail (finger or toe) removed or torn off, you need to know the status of the underlying nail bed.
If the nail bed has been badly damaged or has not been repaired well, the growing nail may lift off as it grows out.

In brief: Maybe

After having a nail (finger or toe) removed or torn off, you need to know the status of the underlying nail bed.
If the nail bed has been badly damaged or has not been repaired well, the growing nail may lift off as it grows out.
Dr. David Yan
Dr. David Yan
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Toenail avulsion

Pain, bleeding and infection.
You should see your podiatrist to evaluate !

In brief: Toenail avulsion

Pain, bleeding and infection.
You should see your podiatrist to evaluate !
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Many possibilities

Pain, redness, swelling, infection, nail bed trauma, and abnormal nail re-growth can result following the “tearing off of a nail”.

In brief: Many possibilities

Pain, redness, swelling, infection, nail bed trauma, and abnormal nail re-growth can result following the “tearing off of a nail”.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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