Subungual Hematoma (Bleeding Under Nail) (cont.)
Subungual Hematoma Symptoms
Blood underneath the nail of either a finger or toe is a subungual hematoma.
You will have a discoloration of red, maroon, or other dark color beneath the nail after an injury.
The most common symptom is intense pain.
Pressure generated between the nail and the nail bed, where the blood collects, causes this pain.
The pain may also be caused by other injuries such as a fracture (break) to the underlying bone, a cut in the nail bed, or bruising to the finger or toe itself.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/14/2014
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