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Do a lot of people get subungual hematoma?

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Dr. Richard Dudrak
Family Medicine
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In brief: If injured, yes

Subungual hematoma is a blood clot under a nail, usually from a direct blow (hitting your fingertip with a hammer, stubbing your toe).
If you seek medical attention within the first 24 hours, they can be drained with a hot probe thru the nail - generally almost painlessly, and by relieving the pressure it really helps the pain! very small hematomas or older ones are not worth draining.

In brief: If injured, yes

Subungual hematoma is a blood clot under a nail, usually from a direct blow (hitting your fingertip with a hammer, stubbing your toe).
If you seek medical attention within the first 24 hours, they can be drained with a hot probe thru the nail - generally almost painlessly, and by relieving the pressure it really helps the pain! very small hematomas or older ones are not worth draining.
Dr. Richard Dudrak
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Very common after finger trauma.

In brief: Yes

Very common after finger trauma.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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