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sammyjane

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I did gel on my toes in june last year and finally decided to file them off and start again so they are nice and fresh. but when i filed the old ones off there was an area in my nail which was black or a dark blue, it wasnt bruised cos it didnt hurt at all, im just wondering what it was? its grown out now.

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Was the gel coloured and hence you did not notice this mark before you filed it off?

It is possible that this was a bacterial infection but without seeing it and how it progressed it is really difficult to be sure.
 

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I have this problem too i thought it was bruises as i had my big toes quiet long during the summer,and some times when i wore closed in toes i thought the pressure on the toe nail may have causesd bruises,but they dont seem to be disappearing after 4 weeks,so id be interested to know too,i can only assume its a fungal infection.x
 

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it wasnt there when i did my toe nails... after about 4 months it appeared i could see it slightly under my gel, i had french. and when i was filing the gel off i noticed it more and more and when all the gel was off it was really dark on my nail.

Could it be because i had them on for sooo long the air couldnt get to my nail bed??

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As Fiona has already said this could well have been a bacterial infection....it starts of yellow/green then if left long enough goes dark green almost black....have a read over this from the Articles section on the site and make up your own mind..http://www.salongeek.com/health-safety-unaturale/2641-moldy-oldy-fun-guys.html

it wasnt there when i did my toe nails... after about 4 months it appeared i could see it slightly under my gel, i had french. and when i was filing the gel off i noticed it more and more and when all the gel was off it was really dark on my nail.

Could it be because i had them on for sooo long the air couldnt get to my nail bed??

xx
I really hope you aren't inferring that the nails couldn't breath here???:rolleyes:
 

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I had my French gel toes on this summer :lol: they got too long and then when I had to spend a day in slightly tight wellies (New Forest Show, typical English summer day), both big toenails broke across the middle horizontally, pressure I imagine, not too far down luckily so only sore for a few days rather than weeks, but anyway, I've a black mark on one of them since then. I guess it's a bruise. hth x
 

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