Subungual Hematoma (Bleeding Under Nail) Topic Guide
Subungual Hematoma (Bleeding Under Nail): A subungual hematoma is a collection of blood in the space between the nailbed and fingernail. Subungual hematoma results from a direct injury to the fingernail. Symptoms and signs include a dark discoloration under the nail and intense pain. Treatment involves icing and elevating the injured digit, taking pain medications, and draining the blood beneath the nail.
Finger Injuries Finger injuries can vary from small cuts, lacerations, puncture wounds, broken bones, dislocations, sprains, strains, nerve injuries, jammed fingers, and animal or human bites. A person may experience bleeding, bruising, deformity, swelling, redness, or pus there is infection. Treatment for a finger injury depends on the type and severity of the injury.