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Blue/purple base of toe nail after injury. Will my nail fall off?
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: May
Depending on the type of injury it is probably a good idea to have this evaluated by a specialist, especially is this is the result of a crushing injury, to ensure that there are no other concomitant issues such as a fracture.

In brief: May
Depending on the type of injury it is probably a good idea to have this evaluated by a specialist, especially is this is the result of a crushing injury, to ensure that there are no other concomitant issues such as a fracture.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Maybe.
Depends on nature of surgery and size of the bruise (which is what the blue-purple color represents).
Call your surgeon; he or she will be in a much better position to predict what will happen than any of us can, sight unseen.

In brief: Maybe.
Depends on nature of surgery and size of the bruise (which is what the blue-purple color represents).
Call your surgeon; he or she will be in a much better position to predict what will happen than any of us can, sight unseen.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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