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Desperately, trying to find the response due to several vertical lines in big toe w/discolor. Wore snug boots/ bruise or biopsy?

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In brief: Bruise

Most likely a bruise, but a podiatrist may recommend a biopsy once he sees the appearance of the nail and the lines and discoloration.

In brief: Bruise

Most likely a bruise, but a podiatrist may recommend a biopsy once he sees the appearance of the nail and the lines and discoloration.
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Dr. Steve Krych
Podiatry

In brief: Observation

Vertical lines can have many causes rangeing from simple trauma to systemic causes.

In brief: Observation

Vertical lines can have many causes rangeing from simple trauma to systemic causes.
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In brief: Either

If the discoloration occurred shortly after wearing tight boots, it is likely a bruise.
Look for clear nail growing slowly from the cuticle over the next month or so. It takes ~9 months for the nail completely replace itself. If the lines and discoloration persist, have it checked. And since you are diabetic, try to avoid tight shoes altogether. Diabetic shoes save toes.

In brief: Either

If the discoloration occurred shortly after wearing tight boots, it is likely a bruise.
Look for clear nail growing slowly from the cuticle over the next month or so. It takes ~9 months for the nail completely replace itself. If the lines and discoloration persist, have it checked. And since you are diabetic, try to avoid tight shoes altogether. Diabetic shoes save toes.
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