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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Toe Bruise(s)

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced toe bruise(s). This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Toe Bruise

    Toe contusion (bruise) is the damage of the blood vessels (veins and capillaries) that return blood from your tissues back to the heart. The blood pools there and turns blue or purple. It's typically caused by a bump, hit, or fall.

    2-3 days

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    constant foot pain, toe injury, toe pain from an injury, swollen toes, toe bruise(s)
    Symptoms that always occur with toe bruise:
    toe pain from an injury, toe injury, constant foot pain
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Foot Bruise

    A foot contusion (bruise) is the result of physical damage to the veins and capillaries (which help move blood back toward the heart). The blood pools in the damaged area and creates that blue/purple color.

    2-3 days

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in one foot, foot injury, foot pain from an injury, pain when touching the foot, foot bruise
    Symptoms that always occur with foot bruise:
    foot pain from an injury, foot injury
    Symptoms that never occur with foot bruise:
    recent cutting accident
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  3. 3.Toe Fracture

    Broken toes are very common and caused by either something falling on the toe (crush injury) or a stubbing of the toe situation.

    Up to 6 weeks to heal

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    constant foot pain, toe injury, toe pain from an injury
    Symptoms that always occur with toe fracture:
    toe injury, toe pain from an injury, constant foot pain
    Symptoms that never occur with toe fracture:
    toe dislocation, toe injury with broken skin
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Toe Bruise(s)

  • Q.Are you having any difficulty walking?
  • Q.Did you suffer a sudden, physical injury to your toe(s)?
  • Q.Where exactly is the bruising?
  • Q.How would you describe your walk?

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Toe Bruise(s) Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced toe bruise(s) have also experienced:

    • 18% Big Toe Pain
    • 16% Toe Pain
    • 12% Swollen Toes
  • People who have experienced toe bruise(s) had symptoms persist for:

    • 41% Less Than a Week
    • 29% Less Than a Day
    • 11% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced toe bruise(s) were most often matched with:

    • 66% Toe Fracture
    • 16% Toe Bruise
    • 16% Foot Bruise
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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