Discolored toenail
I injured my foot while playing football and now my toenail has become black. Do I need to go see a doctor and get it treated, or will it heal on its own. It doesn't pain. Attaching a pic of the toenail.
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Hi, The injured nail will fall off and the new nail will regenerate... A painless and small subungual hematoma usually requires no treatment. However, the pressure generated by pooled blood under the nail can be extremely painful. To relieve the pain, your doctor..may perform decompression, also called trephination, which allows the underlying blood to drain, relieving pressure and pain to the area....
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