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My pinky toenail is...different.
9/21 15:01:54

Pinky Toenail
Pinky Toenail  
I've attached an image, I'm just curious if there's something wrong, or if I should have it looked at. There's no pain and it appears that it's no longer bleeding now. I just noticed it when I got out of the shower. The toenail has always been a little strange, but it's never looked like this mess.
In short, do I have anything to worry about? The cosmetic aspect doesn't really bother me, I just don't want my toe to fall off or something ha ha.

Hi Anthony,

This may be healing tissue around the nail, however, it does have an unusual appearance.  This may be an infection or some type of mass.  The mass would likely be harmless, but I would see a podiatrist and have this examined.  If they find it to be unusual, I would suggest a biopsy.


Marc Katz, DPM
Tampa, FL
Advanced Podiatry
Dr. Katz's Facebook Page

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