I was playing soccer and I crashed my foot to the wall and hit my toenail, it was bleeding and a few days past and I saw my toenail black from it began bleeding. Later in the black thing on my toe got bigger and now I'm worried that it will be there forever. What should I do? And answers

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    If the "black thing" is under the toenail, that's generally just trapped blood. When the nail eventually falls off, the blood will come with it, no harm. If you're really bothered by it, some people will bore a hole in the nail using a heated paper-clip, but I personally do not recommend it, as it is easy to penetrate too far and burn the nail bed. Dec 2 '15 at 14:34
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    The hole approach should only be considered when the inflammation under the nail is too much, because the swollen tissue can cause discomfort and pain.
    – Just Do It
    Dec 2 '15 at 15:34
  • Second the warning. I've seen some nasty infections in the ER from people attempting their own home methods to relieve pressure.
    – JohnP
    Dec 2 '15 at 17:42

You have an injury. The Internet can't help with a physical injury. You need to go see a doctor and assess the situation.

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