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toenail fell off...growing funny. HELP!! --pics

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by 7mm, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. 7mm

    7mm Guest

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    2.5 months ago i was playing basketball in shoes that were too small and I stubbed both big toes multiple times. my left toenail lifted up after almost a month, connected only at the corners and there seemed to be another nail-type structure growing from the bed up. eventually the original nail got really annoying like a loose flap and i was able to cut it off with zero pain. there was a small half moon "new nail" starting to form. My right toenail turned black at the base and seemed to be fused to the skin, unlike my floppy left toenail. after about six weeks the lateral edges of the nails seemed to be curling into the skin, like ingrown toenail would. at that point it was a bit uncomfortable so i took the liberty of prying/cutting off the entire nail to reveal what also looked like a "new nail" forming.

    this is my R toe today, 2.5 months later, but both look similar--

    my concerns:

    A. the "nails" seem to be depressed into the skin, especially on the sides... growing at a deeper level than the original nails .the nails are semi opaque...almost more tan/brown in certain areas. when i press it is hard, but pressing in some areas gives a sensation of tenderness
    B. something growing at the base, like on top of the nail... where is the nail bed?
    C. thick skin growing around the nail seems to be swallowing the nail...
    D. you can see the skin is really hard (like near the top corners where the nail curves. feels like callous skin :(
    E. nails bulge like in the pic ..... weird

    --what do i do? is this normal looking? should i clip back the thick skin bordering the nail so that it can grow? is it even a "nail" that formed after stubbing... is it an underlying layer for a real NEW nail or is it getting in the way to the point where i should get it removed. is that the new nail?? I am worried!! Specific answers welcome!


    thanks for reading, I am obviously freaking out about my once semi- attractive toes
  2. 7mm

    7mm Guest

    here is the 4th pic of the bulge


  3. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    The same exact thing is happening to me, any new developments? I don't know what to do either!
  4. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    Hey guys - what happened?

    I have the same issue with my toenails.

    Let me know please!
  5. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    Hey, my toenail is doing the Same thing right now! Did you ever fix your problem? If so I was wondering what you did to help it! Please help! Thanks :)
  6. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    Mine looks EXACTLY like this after two and a half months since stubbing my toe. Did it grow normal all the way out?
  7. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    All this is normal- happened to me. The nail will grow back out, and when it reaches normal length, you cut off the bulge like a normal nail trim. After more growth, the nail will look like new :)
  8. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    The same thing is happening to me! It sounds like this is normal but I can't seem to get underneath the top of the toenail because of all the thick, flaky skin. Is that normal?? Or do I have an ingrown toenail??
  9. Julie

    Julie Guest

  10. Julie

    Julie Guest

    Mine sounds just like this! Did everything turn out ok? It's a little painful.
  11. Jennifer

    Jennifer Guest

    My toenail looks EXACTLY like that and I had it removed in October after trauma. It's very painful if I hit it or if my 10 month old decides to step on it. Is this normal?
  12. Brittney

    Brittney Guest

    Omggg my toenail fell off 4 years ago, 4 YEARS!!!! and never grew back the same!! it's lie halfway up and it just stopped. And it's very thick and odd looking... Don't know what's happening but it won't grow back normal
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  13. Vaibhav

    Vaibhav Guest

    My toenail appear same. No pain but I wonder if my new nail will grow properly or not. I hurt my nail four month back while playing football. I removed a pressure underneath the nail using hot pin. It stopped paining thereafter. But now my nail appear like this. Top part of toenail appear to be fusing with skin.
  14. Vaibhav

    Vaibhav Guest

    It looks like this now.

  15. Samaria

    Samaria Guest

    Can you post another pic of what it looks like now? I cant see the other picture .
  16. TAM

    TAM Guest

    My nail fell off and its now growing back like this. It's very painful! AFter close inspection it appeared the nail was digging into the skin as it grew, which is where the bulge was. I used peroxide and nail accessories to cut space between the nail and skin. Afterwards I applied tea tree oil & calendula lotion. I plan on booking an appt with a podiatrist, somethings not right
  17. Madison

    Madison Guest

    my nail is also like this but I'm sure it's normal, is it a bad idea to get a pedicure?
  19. mmi

    mmi Guest

    i have the same toe nail situation! Did anyone's ever grow back normal?
  20. Nikkic

    Nikkic Guest

    What did u do did it work

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