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A 54-year-old female asked:

a small black dot on the side of big toe nail near the bed. about the size of the letter "o". no pain. now another appearing. what could it be?

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
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 blood trapped under the skin, but to remove all doubt, check it out.

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A 25-year-old female asked:

What does it mean when little toe nail falls off with no pain?

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Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Tight shoes: Little toes get quite a bit of trauma from shoes, especially in fashion-conscious women. High heels with narrow toes cause the foot to jam forward into the toe box. This, in turn, can loosen the toenails, causing them to "autoavulse". The little toe is often the first affected. Keep the toe clean and watch for infection. The nail will grow back.

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Last updated Sep 5, 2016

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