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dark line across toenail

A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See below: Could be beginning of fungus or due to trauma causing nail seperation.
Dr. Thomas Graziano
39 years experience Podiatry
Nail discoloration : A dark line across your nail may have a variety of causes. Trauma to the nail plate from athletic activity may cause some subungual (under the nail) ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
It depends: Why they are dark? It can be fungus? It can be dried blood, it can be bacterial colononization. Usually, a podiatrist or dermatologist may sample the ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ettinger
49 years experience Podiatry
Possible fungus: If due to fungus there are several options topical s. Oral medication, and laser.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
24 years experience Podiatry
Depends: It may depend on what color your natural skin color is. Some dark skinned individuals have dark gray streaks in their toenails fingernails. However th ... Read More
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Dr. Janet Kail
28 years experience Podiatry
Could be fungus: It could be a fungal infection in the toenails. However, without seeing the toenails it is difficult to diagnose. I recommend you ask a podiatrist o ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: If a single nail is becoming discolored, you could be coming down with a fungal infection. You should see your primary care doctor who can do a cultu ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis
42 years experience Podiatry
Anything is possible: Obviously, there is not enough information to determine cause. See a podiatrist or family doctor for further help.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possible fungus: This could be a fungal infection of the nail which often causes discoloartion. You should probably get it evaluated.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Zabawski
26 years experience Dermatology
See physician: Dark areas on any kind should always be evaluated in person and without delay. A dermatologist or podiatrist in this situation is recommended.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
38 years experience Dermatology
Painful toenail: Probably an ingrown nail. Surgery is the best treatment.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
49 years experience Podiatry
Blood: Fungus trauma, more serious melanoma.Get checked out
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
8 years experience Podiatry
0_o: It can mean multiple things, from trauma, to mycotic nails, to many many more. If painful or new please go see a podiatrist or dermatologist.
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