Blackened Nails Caused By A Cabinet Door?
Afternoon. Sorry, I want to ask 2 weeks ago my big toe came to the door of the cupboard so that my nails turned black from the clot. The skin on the edge of my nails also has a black line (due to blood clots). I went to the doctor twice, but each doctor said that my nails would come off. Only until now my nails have not come off and I’m afraid that my nails will get infected for a long time / can interfere with the growth of new nails if not removed immediately. Right now my feet are like normal feet, aka I don’t feel pain at all after taking medicine from doctors. It’s just that my nails have not yet come off. Should I go to the doctor again to do a small operation to remove my nails or keep waiting for my nails to come off? Thank you, doctor.
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. A nail extraction procedure is a procedure performed to remove a nail with the aim of repairing the growth of the nail, usually after the nail is severely damaged either by accident, being crushed, crushed, or ingrown. Usually the doctor performs this procedure after it has been decided that if left unchecked, the nails will not grow neatly by themselves, or even more damaging, for example in the case of ingrown toenails.
So in your case, it can be said that your doctor assesses your nail damage is not severe enough to do the nail extraction procedure. This is because this procedure is also not without risk, and among those that may occur is throbbing pain that lasts for several days or maybe weeks if without medication, and infection. Therefore doctors will actually feel more safe for patients if they do not take these actions if it is not really necessary.
We suggest that if you feel disturbed, check back with your doctor and ask again how long if you have to wait and how to evaluate from the next meeting. Because you also need to understand, toenails don't grow as fast as fingernails. Ask also what action will be taken if after the estimated time the condition of your nails does not improve. Beyond that, if you still decide it is better to just remove the nails, you should check with a surgeon and ask to do the action. So, hopefully answering your question.