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Pulled out toenail, bleeding, clear discharge oozing. Will the nail grow back normally?

I pulled up half of my toenail where it seperated from the skin underneath and where it connected to the toe on the bottom. only half of the nail came loose from the toe but was still connected to the rest of the nail. It bled underneath the toe and i couldn't clean it or do anything. It started oozing clear liquid so i cut off the loosened nail. I still have a little more than half of the nail and was wondering it the nail will still grow back normaly. The skin underneath looks good and I have cleaned it.
Asked On : Tue, 7 May 2013
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Hi ,
yes your nail will grow .the growing part of the nail is under the skin at the nail's proximal end under the epidermis, which is the only living part of a nail.

In humans, nails grow at an average rate of 3 mm (0.12 in) a month. Fingernails require three to six months to regrow completely, and toenails require 12 to 18 months. Actual growth rate is dependent upon age, sex, season, exercise level, diet, and hereditary factors. Nails grow faster in the summer than in any other season.Contrary to popular belief, nails do not continue to grow after death; the skin dehydrates and tightens, making the nails (and hair) appear to grow.

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Dr Sandhya Manorenj
Neurophysician
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Answered: Tue, 7 May 2013
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