Dr. Ian Cook
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Blood flows downhill

While the fracture was in the metatarsal, fluids (including blood) can track along tissue planes in the foot and produce bruise-like discoloration at other, remote spots.
Gravity likely guided fluid as it seeped from the fracture site towards your toes. If there is pain as well as discoloration in your toes, then it's best to alert your physician as there may be more than the orig fracture.

In brief: Blood flows downhill

While the fracture was in the metatarsal, fluids (including blood) can track along tissue planes in the foot and produce bruise-like discoloration at other, remote spots.
Gravity likely guided fluid as it seeped from the fracture site towards your toes. If there is pain as well as discoloration in your toes, then it's best to alert your physician as there may be more than the orig fracture.
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Dr. Jay Abeles
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Absolutely. When a bone is fractured? broken, there is bleeding and this bleeding can travel toward the toes or to the rear foot.
No need to worry or call your doctor.

In brief: Yes

Absolutely. When a bone is fractured? broken, there is bleeding and this bleeding can travel toward the toes or to the rear foot.
No need to worry or call your doctor.
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Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Yes

the bruising may get worse over the next few days.

In brief: Yes

the bruising may get worse over the next few days.
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