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I had a black dot on the bottom of my foot for 2-3 years now. I really want it remove but don't know how. It's also painless. How can I get this removed?

I had a black dot on the bottom of my foot for 2-3 years now. I really want it remove but don't know how. It's also painless. How can I get this removed?

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. Soon! ...Read more

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A small black dot on the bottom of my foot - looks like dried blood. Poked thru the top skin layer and it seems to flake off. Any reason to see a dr.?

A small black dot on the bottom of my foot - looks like dried blood. Poked thru the top skin layer and it seems to flake off. Any reason to see a dr.?

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 see a doctor if it does not flake away completely. ...Read more

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A bit of some kind on the bottom of my foot white bump little black dot in middle itches and is sore?

A bit of some kind on the bottom of my foot white bump little black dot in middle itches and is sore?

Those dang warts.: Just in case it is a plantar wart, it would be wise to begin treating it soon. If you are not sure, then have it evaluated by a doctor experienced in warts and their treatment options. Left untreated, warts can spread like a wild fire, making the any treatment protocol more difficult. ...Read more

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I have a round black spot on bottom of my foot. It is about 3 weeks old. Should I be worried?

I have a round black spot on bottom of my foot. It is about 3 weeks old. Should I be worried?

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 rapid. They come in various sizes, shapes, colors and varying degrees of pain. The problem is that all these variables in the description, leads to confusion as to how they should be treated. The best resolution is to have a dermatologist be involved. ...Read more

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I have a new small, completely flat dark brown spot on the sole of my foot. There is a small black dot in the middle of the spot. Should I worry?

I have a new small, completely flat dark brown spot on the sole of my foot. There is a small black dot in the middle of the spot. Should I worry?

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 this spot. Melanomas can occur on the soles of your feet. ...Read more

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I had frostbite last winter on my toe. This year as soon as it got cold I got a black spot on my toe that hurts when my foot gets cold?

I had frostbite last winter on my toe. This year as soon as it got cold I got a black spot on my toe that hurts when my foot gets cold?

Damage: You have some residual damage to the micro-circulation to the toe. I hope is goes away when you are able to get it warmed up. If the dark spot persists you should see your provider. ...Read more

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I have a black spot on the heel of my foot. The skin is slightly raised and it is only painful if pressure is applied to it (i.E walking). What is it?

I have a black spot on the heel of my foot. The skin is slightly raised and it is only painful if pressure is applied to it (i.E walking). What is it?

Rule out melanoma: It might be a blood blister caused by trauma or a splinter or sharp object puncturing your foot. Or it may be something more serious. You need to see a dermatologist or other doctor to make sure it's not a melanoma. ...Read more

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My little boy has a white spot with a black dot on top of his foot. Any idea what it is?

My little boy has a white spot with a black dot on top of his foot. Any idea what it is?

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 auto immune reaction similar to vitiligo in which lymphoctes attack the melanocytes of the nevus It is most commonly seen on the trunk in adolescents and although it can be removed, it is usually benign and may go through stages. From a halo to white. ...Read more

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Erm I am having a dark spot or a big black dot under the toe of my left foot. It is really big and almost about 1/3 of the toe. What should I do?

Erm I am having a dark spot or a big black dot under the toe of my left foot. It is really big and almost about 1/3 of the toe. What should I do?

Get it looked at by: A doctor it could be a plantar melanoma. If not treated it could be trouble. Might be nothing but a black spot on the bottom of the foot we always have a high suspicion for cancer, especially in an dark skinned individual. A similar thing was the demise of bob marley. ...Read more

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My wife found a strange looking insect bite on her foot. Not sure if it’s dangerous to her. 3 straight scratch marks and small black dot. Not itchy.?

My wife found a strange looking insect bite on her foot. Not sure if it’s dangerous to her. 3 straight scratch marks and small black dot. Not itchy.?

Dangerous?: Doesn't sound like it is especially if it is just marks and no symptoms, pain, fever, redness swelling or itching? Sure it was an insect bite? Hard to say without a picture or more history but it is unlikely to be of any consequence if it does not bother her. Would see a practitioner if it is still of concern. ...Read more

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A grayish black spot on bottom of feet that go to my arch, doesn't hurt just itch every now & then I use fungus spray & keep feet clean help please!

A grayish black spot on bottom of feet that go to my arch, doesn't hurt just itch every now & then I use fungus spray & keep feet clean help please!

See a dermatologist: And do this asap. Any dark lesion on the sole of the foot has the potential to be a malignant melanoma, a potentially fatal cancer unless diagnosed and treated quickly. Have this seen by an expert now. Hope this is benign and easily managed. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have ingrown toenail (infected but no pus or blood) so im soaking my feet in vinegar. Now I have small black dot on skin near toenail. Gangrene?

I have ingrown toenail (infected but no pus or blood) so im soaking my feet in vinegar. Now I have small black dot on skin near toenail. Gangrene?

You state: Your 20 so I would highly doubt it is gangrene. If its infected, just to see a foot doc and have it taken care of correctly. ...Read more

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Small black dot on toenail in center of toenail with white border. Could it be melenoma? I'm extremely worried!

Small black dot on toenail in center of toenail with white border. Could it be melenoma? I'm extremely worried!

Please see a podiatr: Please see a podiatrist, who would go over your history. If there was trauma to toenail it could be a subungual hematoma.
you need to be examined. ...Read more

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I have a dark black spot on the bottom of my heel - what is it? Quarter-sized, very irregular shape, flat, dark brown color, no prior injury.

I have a dark black spot on the bottom of my heel - what is it? Quarter-sized, very irregular shape, flat, dark brown color, no prior injury.

Consultation advised: An online INBOX text consultation at Health Tap may be helpful. You can upload images of your heel as well as the history of your present problem. You need to be available during the day to reply to any questions your consultant may have. Several images of the involved area in sharp focus and including closeups would be helpful. ...Read more

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Black dot on toenail?

See below: It is probably dried blood either on or most likely under the toenail. ...Read more

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A bump on the toe with a small black dot coming out of it. Is it dangerous? Plz help Thnx

A bump on the toe with a small black dot coming out of it. Is it dangerous? Plz help Thnx

Wart: The lesion that you describe could be a wart. Try an over the counter wart medication for the next couple of weeks. If the lesion does not resolve, follow up with a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Black dot on left pinky toe that's not a mole. What could this be?

Black dot on left pinky toe that's not a mole. What could this be?

Diagnosis?: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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Hi I have a black dot under my left toe nail. It does not pain.

Hi I have a black dot under my left toe nail. It does not pain.

Black spot: Not a concern unless it grows or bleeds or changes in a short period of time ...Read more

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My mom's toe bump with a black dot in it. Is there any thing dangerous & what could be the reasons?

Melanin or Not.: Even though your description is vague, there is just detail to advise that the toe should be examined by a doctor. More that likely, there is nothing to be concerned about. There is a chance that it could be something more serious. Why not remove all doubt and get it checked. ...Read more

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I have a black dot under both my big toenail, it is on the same spot on both toes. I only discovered it a few months ago and its worrying me.

I have a black dot under both my big toenail, it is on the same spot on both toes. I only discovered it a few months ago and its worrying me.

Probably a hematoma: Most likely a subungal hematoma do to micro trauma from an ill fit shoe. If it is the spot will move out as the nail grows out. It is highly unlikey that it is a melanoma since it appearing on the same toe on different feet.

See a podiatrist or ortho foot specialist. A dermatologist also can be consulted ...Read more

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My 5 year old son has a black spot on the bottom of his big toe, almost looks like he stepped on a rock and its inbedded but it's not a rock

I see spots.....: When black spots appear on the bottom of the foot, and they are not related to dirt or blood trapped under the skin, then they need to be seen by a physician. Visualizing the toe is the best way to evaluate and initiate subsequent treatment. ...Read more

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Could a bruise on a toe have a bruise with an averse small black dot coming from it or it is another thing? Plz I need an answer Thanks a lot :)

Could a bruise on a toe have a bruise with an averse small black dot coming from it or it is another thing? Plz I need an answer Thanks a lot :)

Black Dot.: The framing of your question is a bit hard to understand but any bruise can have darker and lighter colors of blue and black mixed in the bruise. The small black dot could be trapped blood or possibly a foreign body acquired at the time of the injury. If it seems a problem for you, then it is best to have it examined and remove all doubt. ...Read more

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My 2nd toe is always rubbing against my big toe, now I have a painfull blister that is soft with a black dot in the middle?

My 2nd toe is always rubbing against my big toe, now I have a painfull blister that is soft with a black dot in the middle?

Corn: This is a corn with the black dot indicating that the rubbing caused some bleeding to the toe and under the thick skin or corn. This is an easy and painless fix for any podiatrist. You will be on your feet quickly. ...Read more

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A working woman and she has type 2 diabetes. Her toe bump with a black dot in it. Is there any thing dangerous & what could be the reasons?

A working woman and she has type 2 diabetes. Her toe bump with a black dot in it. Is there any thing dangerous & what could be the reasons?

Be seen: Diabetic foot problems should be seen and evaluated to make sure it is not something more serious. Diabetics often do not have normal protective sensation in their feet which can lead to injury, infection, even necrosis. ...Read more