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Black toenails

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Amandapodevin, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Amandapodevin

    Amandapodevin Type 1 · Newbie

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    Good evening
    My name’s Amanda and I’m type 1 and have been nearly 30 years. About a month or 2 ago I noticed my right big toe had what looked like a bruise under the nail but I haven’t hurt it at all. In the last few weeks I’ve noticed the same happen to my left toe. Neither of them hurt but do sometimes ache. I don’t want to pester the doctor but I don’t know if I should be worried
     
  2. mouseee

    mouseee · Well-Known Member

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    I would say it wouldn't be pestering them! If you are worried please go. That's what they are there for. At the very least you could speak to your diabetic nurse?
     
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  3. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Always worth getting them looked at by a doc or podiatrist You don’t want to take any chances with feet!

    Have you ever had anything like this before? I had a black toenail once from too tight shoes rubbing the nail. Teenage shoe choices! :rolleyes: I was very lucky not to lose the nail, but the details have faded...

    Please get them checked out.
     
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  4. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Visit your doctor.
    No one on the forum is qualified to give out medical advice and feet are too precious to take chances with.
     
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  5. Pura Vida

    Pura Vida Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I had the same problem, I wore a pair of runners that were somewhat to small
    on holydays In Sept, 2 weeks later my big toes were turning dark .no pain though
    so I am not too worried .
     
  6. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If I had two black toenails and hadn't just run a marathon in shoes a size too small, I would seek medical opinion immediately.
     
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