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Stubbed toe, 3 days later it's swollen, bruised &hurts to walk on. Also lots of pressure in foot & ankle. Normal X-ray. Possible hairline fracture?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: It is possible

that a hairline fracture may not be visible on the initial xray.
As the healing response occurs, it becomes easier to see after a week or so. Talk to your doctor about the need for follow up xrays or other studies.

In brief: It is possible

that a hairline fracture may not be visible on the initial xray.
As the healing response occurs, it becomes easier to see after a week or so. Talk to your doctor about the need for follow up xrays or other studies.
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Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Absolutely

You should have your foot evaluated for fracture and possibly infection if there is an open wound or a trauma induced infected ingrown toenail

In brief: Absolutely

You should have your foot evaluated for fracture and possibly infection if there is an open wound or a trauma induced infected ingrown toenail
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