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Bloody fluid under big toe nail


About five days ago I developed pain under the nails of my big toe on both feet.
I did not have any kind of injury.
There is a little bruise at the base of my left toenail with a little redness.
Last night a bloody fluid started seeping out from the nail on my right foot and it is still leaking this morning.
I am currently being worked up for inflammatory osteoarthritis of the hands and feet and have considerable discomfort at the moment but I don’t know if this is related.


  1. I have seen this caused from playing tennis or running where the toes hit the end of the shoe and the repetitive microtrauma causes the nail to tear slightly. The seepage is the blood finding a way out. You need to see a doctor to make sure you do not get a secondary infection.