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Old 11-04-2011, 11:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Ok so I ran a halfmarathon a few months ago and really hurt my toe. It was black and blue for a while and sore.
Today, the toenail came off. It is beyond hideous underneath there with old dried blood but there is a small toenail underneath.. Will this grow back in proper?
Omg I'm so f-ing ugly! Its my big toe now I can't wear open toe shoes.. I will have to wear socks all the time now
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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It will grow back.

Also, if you're doing alot of running, keep your toe-nails relativly long. The extra surface area balances out the pressure your nail will exert on the fleshy underskin it sits on.
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Ok so I ran a halfmarathon a few months ago and really hurt my toe. It was black and blue for a while and sore.
Today, the toenail came off. It is beyond hideous underneath there with old dried blood but there is a small toenail underneath.. Will this grow back in proper?
Omg I'm so f-ing ugly! Its my big toe now I can't wear open toe shoes.. I will have to wear socks all the time now
Been there, done that.....YES, it grows back. You could put once of those Lee Press-On nails there - kind of like a wig for your toe. Just remember to take it off to let your nail grow back.

For me, it was my second toe - happened TWICE .
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Haha!

Sorry, I wouldn't of laughed if you didn't call yourself "f'n ugly" for having your toenail fall off. I find that hilarious.

What you need is some superglue and your back to being beautiful again!
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I know its not the same but my finger nail fell off and it grew back a few months latter. Also my brothers toenail fell off too and it grew back. Dont worry about it it'll grow back i promise.
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I got my thumb smashed and my fingernail fell off and grew back. It looks normal can't tell that anything ever happened.
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Hahaha alright good news everyone , ill stop freaking out now heh... At least its not summer anyway and can easily be concealed with boots, shoes and socks. But man, this is funky. It feels just like regular skin under there, all smooth lol. And it doesn't hurt, it just feels normal, kinda makes me feel like I've got a stump... Hmmmmmmm
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It's happened to me once.

I can say that nobody worth a damn would be deterred or feel that you're "ugly" for having a wound. Everyone bleeds, it's a scientific fact!

Feel better.
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I bruised my big toenail all the way to the cuticle last year from walking all over London. It was black and gross and painful. I wish the thing just fell off, but no, I had to look at it for almost ten months. Apparently that's how long it takes for a completely new toenail to grow in. It was nasty clipping it every few weeks. Bits of dried blood would come out from under it.
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6-12 months for it to grow back fully
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I bruised my big toenail all the way to the cuticle last year from walking all over London. It was black and gross and painful. I wish the thing just fell off, but no, I had to look at it for almost ten months. Apparently that's how long it takes for a completely new toenail to grow in. It was nasty clipping it every few weeks. Bits of dried blood would come out from under it.
lol that's what I'm going through right now. I'm on month 10 right now and it'll probably be another 3 months before it completely grows out!
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Gross.
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Toenails are overrated anyway.
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Gwah! That sounds painful.
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There is a chance that it might not grow back or that if it does it won't grow back to normal.
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OP: Aren't you a nurse? You, of all people here, should know the answer to that.


When I was a little kid I slammed my toe in the car door and the toe nail fell off...and, yes, it grew back. I don't remember how long it took but it wasn't the 6-12 months some here are saying. It was like weeks, if I remember right. It came back pretty fast.
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It will grow back in. It might take a few months, but it will grow back.
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Nope, it's gone.
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The OP hasn't come back, so how would you know that?
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I remember when one of my fingernails fell off. I can't remember what caused it to happen, but it might've been that time I slammed a finger in the door really hard (this is so far back, I was like 4 or 5..). It did grow back, but I don't remember how long it took. Good as new, though.
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