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.
Nail Injuries Injuries to the fingernails and toenails can range in seriousness from a simple bruise to complete separation from the nail bed. The nail may be permanently deformed as a result.
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