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    Stubbed my toe like 5 months ago...

    So I stubbed my toe like 4-5 months ago. As expected the toe nail turned a dark purple. What's weird is, it's still a purple/red colour. You would think that after 4-5 months the toe nail would at least have partially cleared up.

    It doesn't hurt or anything, but it just doesn't seem right for it to stay discoloured for this length of time.


    *I can't recall if I've cut it since I've stubbed my toe.

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    Ahh, I did something similar about 6 weeks ago. I dropped my laptop on my big toe, right on the root where the nail grows. About 1/3 of my toenail is black now & it's still growing out black.

    How does yours look at the root? I've been told that the good nail is probably growing underneath & will eventually push the bad one off. But that was my bf, not a Dr. I think it just takes a long time for the damaged part to grow out. It wouldn't hurt to see a Dr, especially since its been so long.

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    It takes time for the nail to grow up. I hope it gets better soon.

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    Yeh that happened to me too, i once stubbed my little toe and it was black for months, eventually i had a good look a it one day and a new one was growing underneath, it pushed the other one off in the end, well, with a little help from me anyways.

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    I bumped my toe when running (speed will add some extra force to the bump, really nice, lol). First the whole toe became twice its size. Then it shrunk back and became really dark... purplish to black. It is now more than 3 months ago and it's still purple. It also sometimes bleeds during running, but it never hurt. I guess pain would indicate a real problem, but I am scared my nail will just fall off at some point.

    I think there is nothing to worry about our poor toes. Just take care that you keep it clean to prevent infection.

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    I had this happen to me two years ago and i still have it. You need to go to a doctor so they can see if there is a fungal infection because they can treat that. With me they said there was an infection and i was given some liquid stuff but it didnt work so i am left with a discoloured toenail. Dont leave it because it could be getting worse like mine did. Its going to stay or go, unluckily for me mine stayed i cant get rid of it, no more open shoes for me.

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    I was running up the stairs one day and stepped...yeah i said stepped. on my second toe in...it was black and blue under the toenail for a month until the toenail fell off.

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    Stubbing your toe is like one the most annoying things ever! It hurts and you feel so silly jumping around the place! Argh! haha

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    once you damage a piece of a nail in any area where it separates from the flesh, it dies and must grow out. it doesn't reattach itself and go back to pink/normal again. the nail is 'dead'. i know it was never living, but it cannot reattach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starlight40 [Register to see the link]
    Stubbing your toe is like one the most annoying things ever! It hurts and you feel so silly jumping around the place! Argh! haha
    I stub a toe at least once a day. I've broken the same one about 3 times.

    As expected the toe nail turned a dark purple. What's weird is, it's still a purple/red colour. You would think that after 4-5 months the toe nail would at least have partially cleared up.
    It will have to grow ouw completely to get rid of the purple mark.

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