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My big toenail is turning blue and is getting sore. I had

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My big toenail is turning blue and is getting sore. I had no bruise that I know of.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.
This is Dr. Davidare you on blood thinners? this can cause bleeding and bruising easilyyou may have hit your toes during the night when you were you have diabetes?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I'm not on blood thinners and don't have diabetes. It is definitely worsening over the last couple days. It doesn't hurt around the toe though it is turning reddish. The nail part is tender to the touch.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.
it sounds like a bleed or bruise under the nailthis can happen if a blood vessel breaks under the toe nailthe blood and bruising can look red and blueas we all get older, we all have more frail blood vessels which can burst and breaktry some ice on the toethat is good it doesn't can show it to your doctor.but most likely just from a broken blood vessel under the toe naillet me know if you have other questions.if done for now, please leave positive rating of 3-5 stars so I can get credit for helping you todaywe only get credit for helping clients after positive feedbackyou can always reach me directly with "a question for Dr. David" in the medicine or oncology categories if you have other questionshere is my website if you need to reach me: for using