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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Witt
45 years experience Anesthesiology
This could be a melanoma.: Although this is relatively unlikely, it is the only potentially serious diagnosis that would concern me. I would circle it with a sharpie, but not ma ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
40 years experience General Surgery
That's reasonable: I'd have that checked by a dermatologist, general surgeon, or plastic surgeon. Your concern is a reasonable one. Good luck.
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Dr. Darrell Latva
42 years experience Podiatry
ABCDEF: A-Age; 5-7 decade. African-Am, Asian-Am, Native-Am. B-Brown or black. Width greater than 3mm. C-Change D-Digit. Thumb or big toe most common. E-Extens ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Bruise: I would anticipate this to go away in a week or so. If no resolution in that time have checked.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gianni Persich
31 years experience Podiatry
Biopsy: The black spot could be many things, including a blood clot from localized trauma, such as a tight shoe, a fungal infection, or a serious skin conditi ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Many things: It is probably a dry spot of blood but if no history of trauma i would see a podiatrist for exam.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hematoma : Probably a small collection of blood underneath your nail.nothing to worry about. Bigger ones will 'move' toward the periphery of your nail as your na ... Read More
A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Breathe deeply: You weren't texting and walking at the same time were you? Lol! sounds like you'll be fine but direct examination by either your pediatrician or ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not particularly: You usually get about 10 yrs from a tetanus booster so this is not the primary issue.It may be a reasonable thing to do to act as a reminder to get on ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
No way to tell: see a dermatologist
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
36 years experience Pediatrics
Lots of choices.: It could be anything from having a piece of whatever he stepped on in there, to a wart, to a 'tattoo' of dark pigment under the skin. Please have his ... Read More
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