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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Black toenails: Could be anything from a fungus to a malignant melanoma. Get it looked at asap.

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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Toe: Likely the toe is getting bruised at the tip. It may be helpful to get shoes a little longer.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maasi Smith
23 years experience Podiatry
Your nail: more than likely it will fall off with no issues ... let me know if you have any, we will discuss
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Black line: The black line could be from a number of causes but play it safe and get a small biopsy. I have seen melanoma from one case the others were fungus or ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
38 years experience Family Medicine
Toenail: If you have recently stubbed the toe or dropped something on it, that could be old blood under the nail. Fungus can grow under a nail and give a black ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Could be fungus: Could be dried blood....Need to really see it to make diagnosis...Visit a doc.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Trauma or not?: If it was from trauma i.e. You dropped a brick on it causing a black nail..You will eventually get it back, with a new nail of course. If no trauma at ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Answers include: Possible lint from sock, blood, normal variant or possible melanoma. Should be examined by a doctor. The latter is dangerous.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Trauma: It means they are receiving trauma either from a short shoe or direct injury. The blackness is blood under the nails.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
9 years experience Podiatry
Many things: Many things can cause discoloration of a toe nail. It could be blood resulting from a history of trauma or a fungal infection. I would advise seeing ... Read More

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