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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
14 years experience Podiatry
Black spot: Not a concern unless it grows or bleeds or changes in a short period of time

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Few things: Blood, fungus, benign lesion, but melanoma is always a possibibility. It deserves to be checked out if its been there that long.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
Best to Check.: Whenever small black dots start appearing, it is best to have them looked at by an experienced physician. Often times, they are nothing more than bloo ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
13 years experience Podiatry
See specialist: Any area of discoloration that you are concerned about needs to be looked at in person or virtually. A biopsy is typically recommended, especially if ... Read More
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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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 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
21 years experience Family Medicine
Subungual hematoma: This is likely small area of blood, probably from trauma to the toenail. This should lessen and disappear as the toenail grows -- if it does not, hav ... Read More
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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 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Bruise: He likely hit his toe & accumulated blood beneath the nail. When this happens it takes a long time for the stain to grow out. Kids toenails grow a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
31 years experience Podiatry
Trauma: Usually is caused by toe hitting end of shoe. See podiatrist to be sure.
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