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painful black dot on bottom of foot

A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
See your doctor: Pigmented skin lesion should be evaluated by your physician. If they have changed in size or color, you may need to have them biopsied.
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Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
A number of possible: It could be dead skin and underlying tissue from a pressure spot or even malignant melanoma. Have it checked and possibly biopsied by a podiatrist. ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience Podiatry
Black dot: See your podiatrist - soon. This type of lesion can be serious. Best of luck.

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doctor: This require a direct examination for a diagnosis followed by the appropriate treatment. There is no way we can provide you even a guess on what may b ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Yes: Small hemorrhages under the thick skin on one's foot can present this way and "flake off" with time. Black dot can also be a melanoma so i would se ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience Podiatry
Hard bump: You didn't say where the bump is as sometimes that helps. It may still be a wart even without the black dot. See your podiatrist for assistance .
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Plantar wart: Thus is the common plantar wart.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: Your description is not detailed enough to speculate about diagnosis. Check with a dermatologist in case it is melanoma.
A 3-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Possible halo nevus: Although this could be many different things and requires an exam to make a formal diagnosis, it sounds typical for a halo nevus, thought to be an aut ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Dermatologist: Since this is a new skin lesion and looks different from any other skin lesions you have, I strongly recommend that you have a dermatologist examine t ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Will it stay or go.: Spots, appearing on one's skin are inevitable, and one should expect their appearance as one ages. Some appear slowly over time and other seemingly ra ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Has it changed ?: If has changed color, shape size or raised i would get a biopsy to be safe.
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