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Why is my toe nail black (gross picture alert)

(14 Posts)
onmybroomstick Thu 27-Oct-16 21:14:46

I haven't injured it as far as I'm aware and usually have my nails painted, last time I repainted them which was probably a month ago I noticed it and have just seen it's still black. Any ideas?? Sorry for the gross picture

Floggingmolly Thu 27-Oct-16 21:16:26

If it's a bruise it'll be there until it literally grows out...

Overthinker2016 Thu 27-Oct-16 21:17:30

You maybe have a fungal infection

Cliffdiver Thu 27-Oct-16 21:17:55

I agree it looks like s bruise.

Are you sure you haven't banged it /caught it under the door?

Cliffdiver Thu 27-Oct-16 21:18:34

looks like *a bruise

HardcoreLadyType Thu 27-Oct-16 21:18:46

Do you run, or play any kind of sport?

I lost both big toenails after skiing this year. They went black like that first, although all over, not just on one side.

I went to the chiropodist after the first one came off. She said that there's always lots of lost toenails after the London marathon.

Cliffdiver Thu 27-Oct-16 21:19:09

FFS hmmblush

originalusernamefail Thu 27-Oct-16 21:19:11

Mine turned that way after breaking in some very uncomfortable new shoes?

Overthinker2016 Thu 27-Oct-16 21:19:21

If it's fungal some of your toenails might also be yellowy and thickened

Mouseinahole Thu 27-Oct-16 22:06:16

It is called a sub ungual haematoma. I have one too (pics added). After 9 weeks mine is fading slowly. It has been seen by two doctors. It won't grow out because the bruise isn't discolouring the nail but the skin underneath. If you are worried about the malignancy sub ungual melanoma that presents as a black stripe going up the nail including across the half moon bit. Yours is fine 😀
Pic one 9 weeks ago
Pic two now

WinchesterWoman Thu 27-Oct-16 22:07:59

Gross picture alert <clicks always>

Get well soon to your toe

Furrythings Thu 27-Oct-16 22:25:52

Almost certainly not this but get doc to check as there is such a thing as melanoma of the nail, although that is more like a line in your nail. Have a Google to see what you think.

onmybroomstick Thu 27-Oct-16 23:04:07

Thanks all, definitely don't think I've banged it but it's a possibility. Just had abit of a panic seen as it's still there and wondered if it could be something sinister

NK346f2849X127d8bca260 Thu 27-Oct-16 23:43:37

Have you been walking around in shoes tight around your toes?
I walked around London for hours in ballet type flats and got a toe nail like yours.

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