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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
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Could be: A normal variant, blood, fungus, melanoma. The concern would be melanoma and hence should be checked out.
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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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Dr. Jonathan Posner
27 years experience Podiatry
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.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
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
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A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Black lines: Time to go see your doctor to see what this is.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
47 years experience Dermatology
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
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
14 years experience Podiatry
Biopsy: It could mean many things. If it concerns you, ask your podiatrist or dermatologist for a biopsy as that's the best way to tell.
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A 20-year-old female 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.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Keuer
Specializes in Dermatology
Melanonychia: Hello, Most likely this does not represent melanoma. However, evaluation by a dermatologist is recommended. If the pigmentation has not changed in 3 y ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
51 years experience Cardiology
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
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Melanoma: Can affect any toe. While on your description it is not likely, have it checked by a dermatologist for peace of mind.
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