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How long does it take for a fingernail to grow back if it comes off

i ripped my fingernail off completely and it hurts

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It may take 3 to 6 months for complete re-growth to take place and toe nails might take 12 to 18 months to grow back. All these factors depend on age, season, diet and gender. They are known to grow quickly during summer than any other season because of skin dehydration. Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nail_(anatomy)#Growth for more information.

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Depends on your age. In my 30s, it took several weeks to grow back. Younger would be much faster. Put a bandage over it.

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I lost half of my nail on my big toe. Never came back right:( its split in half and where I lost it it is very thin. Still hurts 3 years later

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My toe nail fell off. It took 3 months to grow back

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My fingernail bed was completely crushed and the nail fell off within three weeks. It took 4 months (sixteen weeks, give or take a day or two) to grow back completely to the end of the nail bed. I am a 49 year old Anglo male, in "very good" health. I have a "good" balanced diet.

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