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I slammed my finger tip on a car door a month and a half

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I slammed my finger tip on a car door a month and a half ago. The nail turned dark but eventually grew out. Now the tip under my nail is swollen and red. Will it eventually heal?
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Hello Rolo,
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How severe is pain and tenderness?
Are you diabetic or any significant past medical illness?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I'm not a diabetic or have any significant past medical illlness. Currently there isn't any pain. When I initially injured my finger, it bled much and as you can see, I seemed to have nicked a piece of the skin just under the distal phalanx.

Does it bleed off and on, especially if touches to any surface?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

it did for the past 2 weeks. It hasn't bled lately.

Thanks Rolo,

This is likely to be;

1) Pyogenic granuloma; these may need scrapping by the doctor, though one may need to wait for three months, as it is not bleeding.

2) Hypertrophic scan; this is likely to regress significantly spontaneously in next 2-3 months.

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