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Lump/Bump and a Mystery Bruise

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by NotNamedJames, Feb 9, 2024.

  1. NotNamedJames

    NotNamedJames New Member

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    I'm waiting for my insurance to approve some extra imaging that my podiatrist ordered for a plantar fibroma(my assumption, based on Google).
    It's been a couple of weeks since my last appointment and I completely forgot to ask him about this stubborn little bruise under the pinky toe nail on that same foot.
    I noticed the lump around September last year, was selling a house and kinda forgot to bring it up to my GP until around December(it looked like I had a little almond under one of my ugly Christmas socks).
    And I remember spotting the bruise last summer(June or July), still not sure how/when I stubbed my toe, but if you've noticed a trend, I'm slightly forgetful. Then a couple of days ago, I was getting out of the shower and saw that the nail over the bruise wasn't really there anymore.
    It seems like a long time for a bruise to hang around, plus the nail thing is kinda weird, so I messaged the podiatrist today. I'll probably hear back from him on Monday, but until then/for curiosity's sake...
    Any thoughts on if the bump and the bruise are connected, or why the nail is doing a vanishing act this long after the bruise showed up?


    I have Raynaud's, so the purple skin in the second picture is normal, for me. Toe Bruise.jpg Toe Bruise 2.jpg
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Super Moderator

    Could be 'bruising' or extravasation into what is often called a Durlacher or lister's corn.

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