- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
About a month ago I noticed that the very tip of my big toe was swollen and a light reddish-purple color. It was not a blister, and it didn’t have a defined “outline” or sharp point (such as, say, a pimple) — it just sort of had a swollen “hill” on the tip of the toe. It didn’t affect the nail at all. It felt a little squishy to the touch and was just very slightly sensitive. Sometimes it ached slightly when I walked on it for a long time in heavy boots and socks (i.e. when my foot got very warm and lots of blood flow). It never got bigger than how it started. Last night I was walking a lot and it was hurting the worst it ever did (which is to say, still not very much, but enough that I had to walk carefully on it so as not to irritate it), and just now I noticed that it’s nearly gone and is not quite as discolored anymore. However, a couple weeks ago my middle toe on the same foot became swollen overall and there is a small red dot to one side of the tip of it in the same reddish-purple shade that my big toe was.
I was tested two years ago for diabetes and came up negative, so I don’t think it’s anything like that.
Is this something I should be worried about or go see a doctor about? I’ve let it go until now because it never really bothered me and wasn’t getting worse, but my paranoid-brain thought just now was “Oh noes what if it was an abscess on my big toe and I popped it last night while walking and it’s now draining internally!” I don’t know if that’s even possible, or if I would be having any other symptoms if it were that…medical bees, what do you think?