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Line on toes

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
39 years experience
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
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Could be: A normal variant, blood, fungus, melanoma. The concern would be melanoma and hence should be checked out.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Answers include: Possible lint from sock, blood, normal variant or possible melanoma. Should be examined by a doctor. The latter is dangerous.
Dr. Jonathan Posner
Podiatry 28 years experience
Fungus or trauma: This could also be nail fungus or past trauma to the nail matrix causing discoloration of the nail form the point of trauma.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 45 years experience
Probably fine.: Most black spots are a result from trauma to the toe. Blood may be trapped under the nail and, in time, it may turn black. Of course, there could be o... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
Dermatology 48 years experience
Slim chance,see derm: though the chances are slim that this is a melanoma, you should be evaluated in person by a dermatologist. Sometimes, a bx of the lesion might be nece... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 8 years experience
A medical provider and perhaps a dermatologist will have to exam the nail lines and assess your risk. I have seen these to be normal in my Black patie... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
Podiatry 9 years experience
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.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Trauma or illness: Trauma, whether recalled or not, can cause a persistent black and blue area and, illness or trauma can cause a horizontal line across the affected toe... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Melanoma: Can affect any toe. While on your description it is not likely, have it checked by a dermatologist for peace of mind.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
Self treatment is not good. Pl see an ortho MD
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Bruising & swelling?: Have an x-ray taken. Usually with a break, there is bleeding from the bone which leads to swelling and bruising to the toe and surrounding area. This... Read More
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