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Bruising underneath toenail?

I have a bruise that's on the toenail on one of my big toes. I first noticed it last month after taking off nail polish. I don't know how it got there. And it doesn't hurt at all. I'm hoping it'll grow out as that's what a lot of my searching has said would happen. And while the bruise has moved a little in a months time, part of the nail has raised slightly along with it. The part of my nail that connects to the cuticle is now bumped up a little and that worries me. Besides making the nail look even more gross, I just don't know if it's something I should be concerned about or not. Any suggestions?
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1340994 tn?1374193977
Since you don't remember any trauma, please see a doctor about this to have it checked for melanoma.  You can get a melanoma there, and it looks like a bruise.  
1415174 tn?1453243103
Well, you might lose your toenail. Did you injure the nail at some point? I kicked something and it hurt some then I got a bruise and then a little while later the nail started to fall off. Another once came back in but it took a long time. If this happens there is nothing you can do to stop it.
6886003 tn?1457231122
you probably hit it or smashed it somehow. your toenail may fall off ifso bandage it and itshould be fine. I woud mention it to your doc though could be a clot.
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