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a friend of mine has black bumps that started at his finger tips is this something he should worry about?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Especially of they are tender and he is running a fever. This could be a sign of endocarditis, which is a serious infection of the valves of the heart. Please have him go right to the er and be seen.
Answered on Aug 21, 2012
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Sorry, no way...: ...To tell. A "random black bump" could be anything. Have it checked by your general practitioner or a dermatologist. Hope it's nothing serious.

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