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toenail trying to come off, painful

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by bubbletoe, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. bubbletoe

    bubbletoe Guest


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    that's pretty much it. I hit my foot pretty hard the other day, and had to go to the hospital. initially, they poked a few holes in the nail to let blood out and made sure it wasn't broken (it wasn't, thankfully.) They said they wouldn't take the nail because they weren't positive it wanted to come off. now, though, after the original holes have healed up, there is massive pain and a big blue bubble of blood under the nail. my cat scratched it this morning, and it quite literally erupted from a tiny hole behind the nail itself (it's not going to be staying on, i don't think). Now, once the blood stopped gushing out, I felt 100% better.

    Here's the question, is it good or bad to bleed the toe? Will it make it harder for the body to push it out? Is it infection-inducing? Should I just keep taking the painkillers and wait, or is it okay to actually let off the massive pressure that keeps building up?
     
  2. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

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    I can't give you specific advice for your individual situation as I do not have all the facts, but in general, when there is a subungual hematoma present which is as big as you seem to indicate the most appropriate treatment is to avulse the nail and drain and/or debride the heatoma. It CAN be a medium for infection and also if the nail plate is not removed it can be produce pain from the pressure. Obtain the advice of a podiatrist for specific recommendations regarding your individual case.
     
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