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When should I call a doctor about a broken toe?

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Go to a hospital's Emergency Department if the following signs or symptoms are present:

  • Any symptoms of a possible open (compound) fracture, which include open wounds, bleeding, or drainage from near the broken toe.
  • Cold, numb, tingling, or unusual sensation in the toes.
  • Blue- or gray-colored skin near the injury.

Call a doctor if any of the following occur:

  • If the broken toe pain worsens or new pain is not relieved by pain medication.
  • Sores, redness, or open wounds form near the injured toe.
  • A cast or splint is damaged or broken.

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