Shoes led my big toe to bleed

Hi I had worn a bad pair of shoes which led to my big toe bleed and then the cuticles was swollen and then the toe nail fell off. And the I see a normal nail growth and then in the middle there like a swollen area with vertical stripes of brown. I don’t know what to do

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    Hello and thank you for your question. If you just lost the nail then what you are seeing is actually the nail bed. It takes 9 months to a year for the toenails to grow out. Any brown areas can be either blood from the initial injury or can sometimes be melanin. If you never saw any lines in your nail that are similar to this then it is most likely blood. If you are still concerned I’d see a Podiatrist in person who can better evaluate you and take a biopsy of the nail bed if necessary.

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