Blood under toenail

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in all i could help it only 3 times in a week. now my left toenail has blue-blackish colour under nail and right toenail has reddish color under it. how can i remove this coloration??? please help.
Hi there - I noticed a small bruise under the toenail of my big toe maybe 3 or 4 months ago. I had no idea how it happened, when it appeared, etc. My best idea is I injured it in Aug, when I fell down some stairs and sprained the other ankle. I don't remember it bruising then, though. In any case, the bruise spot (and I'm not sure its a bruise, just using that for lack of a better word) has remained, and is slowly getting bigger, to where its now covering the entire left side of the nail.
I have a big toenail that has gone black. There is blood under it. I have cut it back, but continues to grow back black. I just put nail polish on it and try to forget about it.. I just want to make sure if I don't treat it, it's okay.
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I agree with the dermatologist you consulted. It looks like blood under the nail (hematoma), no doubt from trauma during your hike. This came on far too fast for it to be a melanoma. I urge you to wait. There's no need for an unnecessary nail biopsy, which is not a simple procedure. In 4 weeks the dermatologist should be able to see a little clearing at the base of the dark spot as the nail grows out. It will take about a year for all of it to go away. Best. Dr.
Firstly, it can be due to a prior injury. Discoloration as a result of prior injury means that there is trapped blood under the nail. This trapped blood can cause blackening of the nail.In order to release it, a hole must be drilled into the nail. This is difficult and dangerous to do without the proper knowledge and equipment. So it is advisable to get it done by a podiatrist. Secondly, it can be a fungal nail infection.
I am looking for information on compulsive toenail picking, I am not finding much information anywhere on this disorder. I remember it starting when I was in my early teens, which is when my parents got divorced, my mom got sick and I started doing drugs and drinking alcohol. I am 44 now and it is worse than ever. I have had some major trauma in the past few years, but can't stop and I feel helpless and out of control and like there is something really wrong with me.
I have blood getting under big toenail from near the back area of the nail. It appears to be growing out on one side but not the other. What type doctor shoud I see, Dermatology or Foot doctor?
Now every time i take a bath my toenail comes half off and it still has not came off ( i can see the new nail growing under it, there is no blood under it ether it looks normal ). Should i pull it or i should just leave it until it falls off itself.
Hi, This could be due to injury, fungal infection or a skin disorder. Blood clot formation under the toenails is caused by some kind of external pressure which has caused capillaries on the surface to break. This extravasated blood then collects below the surface of the nail, causing it to appear bluish-black. It will usually be accompanied by pain and swelling which will subside in a few days leaving only the discoloration behind. Initial treatment is with cold compress and pain killers.
It is under the toenail..I dont ever remember hitting or hurting my toe in anyway.. The is a back spot under the toenail. It has been longer then three weeks.. It is so tender.. I have an appointment with my dermatologist Monday.. Do you know how they do biopsies on toenails?
The most common cause of dark spots under nails is trauma. If you have dark spots under two nails, that would point toward injury, not melanoma. If your doctor is concerned about melanoma, obviously nail biopsy is required; on the other hand, observation to see whether the dark spot "grows out"--as it would after injury--is another possible approach. I would, however, have to defer to the doctor who examined you in person.
The base of my big toe is milky white and small amounts of pus come out when I apply pressure to it, sometimes it has a small amount of red in it, presumably blood. On occasion the skin around the toe nail is red and inflamed. I can also see the 'start' of my toe nail at the base right under the edge of my cuticle, as if it is no longer growing and has been pushed forward slightly.
I am a relatively healthy male caucasion, 48 years old. What can you tell me about melanoma under the toenail, and should I be really concerned? Three months seems like a long time to wait. Also, I have read that most melanomas originate in the matrix. This does not. Good news? As you can tell, I am concerned. Thanks for your help...
A subungual hematoma is caused by collection of blood (hematoma) underneath a toenail or fingernail. Keep the hand elevated and apply cold compresses by wrapping ice cubes in a towel. Please ensure not to apply ice directly without any cloth. Also take some anti inflammatory medicine like Ibuprofen or Diclofenac if you have taken them prior to this injury and have not shown any allergic reaction to them.
I started a discussion about this issue several years ago, and it is now closed, so I wanted to start a new one to update information. I had spontaneous bleeding under the nails of my big toes, it was not from injury. I went to the doctor, who belittled me. the bleeding area eventually grew out. 2 year later I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, Hashimotos Thyroiditius, and was placed on Armors Thyroid.
I've done something similar MANY years ago and I KNOW how painful that is. The pressure that the blood blister puts on the toenail is EXTREMELY painful!! If I were you, I would go to the Dr.'s and let them pop the blister so that there won't be ANY chance of an infection. IF you get an infection from it you could have a LOT of problems!!! I hope that you are able to get it taken care of and I HOPE that you will keep us updated as to how you are doing. :).........
The foot doctor told me it looks like blood under the nail and gave me a fungal cream to use. She also mentioned malignant melanoma. How frequently does melanoma occur under a toe nail?
Bruised nail on big toe, 90% bruised. Caused by constant pressure against shoe end during sporting activity. > 6 hours after, injury was throbbing pain from pressure under nail and could feel my heart-beat with the pain pulses. Drilled a small hole in center of nail and pressed blood out which soon after relieved the pain. Now 2 weeks later: under the nail became black.
I am watching mine, and they now do seem to be growing out. Also, I was under tremendous stress at the time this occured. Under great stress or trauma, (emotional), the nail can actually stop growing for that period. This can cause the nail to have deep horizontal grooves. I have these at the same point where the bleeding started. I believe, that the extreme stress caused my nail to stop growing, and also my sitting for so many hours a day, caused the blood to pool in my feet.
I have a bruise under my left big toe nail, it covers almost all of the the toe nail area. It doesn't hurt like a bruise normally does if i put pressure on it and it never has. I don't know exactly how long it has been there as I had painted my toenails and due to my back problem it was easier just to top up the varnish than to remove it, so I first noticed it approx. 9 weeks ago. It has never hurt, I have no idea how it happened! I don;t remember banging it or anything.
I tried to remove one with tweezers, and it was very tacky (as in sticky) and clearly goes deep under the skin. Part of it broke off but I could still see that the pore was plugged and a day or two later top of the plug was sticking out again. i can't find ANYTHING online that looks like it.
A subungual hematoma is caused by collection of blood (hematoma) underneath a toenail or fingernail. Keep the hand elevated and apply cold compresses by wrapping ice cubes in a towel. Please ensure not to apply ice directly without any cloth. Also take some anti inflammatory medicine like Ibuprofen or Diclofenac if you have taken them prior to this injury and have not shown any allergic reaction to them.
About 10 months ago, I noticed my big toe was very sore for no reason. I realized that it started when I wore a specific pair of sneakers I had and went for a power walk. A week or two later, I noticed a large purple/black "bruise" under my big toenail. It remained sore for a little while longer, but then the soreness stopped. I assumed the discoloration would go away.
My sister said she had it happen to her and they had to cut her toenail to let out some of the blood, and it hurts still, 20 minutes later :(
Since then (I don't know if this is related....), I developed 'black and blueness' under the toenail (looks like dried up blood, maybe?), and the toe next to it has developed a blister (I believe my small toe has swollen). My mom thinks it could be early signs of diabetes, due to poor circulation after my sprain. Any suggestions? I was thinking either fungus, ingrown toenail, or...diabetic symptoms. Picture: http://tinypic.
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