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Posted on Sat, 28 Oct 2017 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: Toe nails turned blood- clot like and stay for months. Aspirin was taken before that happened. Was this the cause. What sh. be the treatment? Picture attached. Thank you!
Answered by Dr. Gopal Goel 14 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Could be bleeding or fungal infection.

Detailed Answer:
Hi I am Dr Gopal Goel Orthopedic Surgeon.
I have seen the picture and in my opinion there are two main possibilities.
1. Bleeding under the nail bed- could have occurred due to trivial injury or tight shoes after prolonged walking. Aspirin increases bleeding incidence.
2. Fungal Infection of toe nails which is a very frequent condition.
I suggest that you start wearing loose shoes, take anti fungal medication and local anti fungal cream . Wait for 2-3 weeks after starting treatment and then reassess the condition.
Thanx for the question. Please feel free to ask any other question.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
Follow up: Dr. Gopal Goel 9 hours later
Will it heal by itself. Thanks
I think the shoes were too tight
Answered by Dr. Gopal Goel 44 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes,most likely

Detailed Answer:
In my opinion the redness will heal by itself. Sometimes the nail comes off and a new nail grows under it.so just avoid wearing tight shoes.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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