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Black Dot Under Skin On Foot
Black dot under skin on top of foot? My wife said it suddenly started burning. Doesn't appear to have a bite mark or swollen. Any ideas?
If it's your foot-: -how does your wife know it's burning? Such lesions can only be evaluated by an office visit to a dermatologist. ...Read more
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.?
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 a circular black dot on/under my toe nail bed. It has been there for a couple of years and hasn't changed nor gotten any worse. Between skin/nail?
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 there is a change in shape, color, texture or size. ...Read more
Hi there, I have a painful area under my foot when I apply pressure on it. When I looked yesterday I also saw a black spot on the same foot next to where the pain is but it’s not painful and it looks to be under the skin. Should I be worried?
No: No, I would not worry about it, but I would definitely be seen and thoroughly evaluated for it. Multiple potential causes. ...Read more
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 blue black squiggly lines on foot under the skin. Appeared 3/4 days ago. A larger blue/black spot underside of foot. Ulcer on same ankle.?
Problem: Are you diabetic, ave you had arterial doppler. Looks like you have some vascular issue. ...Read more
I had wart on the underside of my toe I used duofilm stop after it started to hurt after 2 days I picked off skin was yello it has a lot of black spot?
That's normal: You may have to re-treat. Sounds like there's a bit of the wart left. Warts often appear as you described, due to coagulated blood in the tiny vessels in the wart. ...Read more
I cut skin while cutting nail of toe. Now I see skin there has black spot and some shooting pain once a while. Can it be infected. Wud I need antib!
Doubtful infection: The black spot you see sounds like dry blood and I presume the shooting pain is due to your having cut the skin. I also presume this problem is only a few days old. Signs of infection would be local redness, swelling, and near constant pain. If any of this is present you should see a doctor, otherwise I would use a daily dab of Neosporin (any any triple antibiotic) and a band-aid until healed. ...Read more
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
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 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?
Erm I am having a dark spot or a big black dot under the toe of my left foot. It is not pain at all but I am kinda worried. What should I do?
Go to the foot doc: Or dermatologist. They can examine and see if you need a biopsy. ...Read more
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
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
Small hard bump on my foot. They become painful when pinched. I know its not a wart because there is no black dot in the middle, to indicate blood supply?
Hard bump: You didn't say where the bump is as sometimes that helps. It may still be a wart even without the black dot. See your podiatrist for assistance. ...Read more
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
Never been sexually active. Have a black dot under skin near area surrounding genitals. About 2 mm wide won't go away doesn't bleed. What could it be?
Can't say - this: Warrants medical evaluation. Encourage you to see your dermatologist. ...Read more
Black dot that looks like a mole, appeared after I burnt my skin in the kitchen. Is it actually a mole?
Might be a scar: Dermatologic eval would determine diagnosis and help formulate treatment plan if indicated. ...Read more
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
See Dermatologist.: A new black dot on the skin is not to be taken lightly. Go see a Dermatologist for a definitive answer. ...Read more
Have a little black dot like a pencil dot on my face its not a black head nor spot it looks more like a freckle but its black?
Black freckle: If this is new probably worth getting checked by your doctor. ...Read more
I also had a small black dot on my tongue. It was the size of a pin head. It's gone today. I don't smoke, drink, use drugs nor have I been ill.?
Hard to say: If you're not having any symptoms now, it's hard to say what may have caused your symptom. It could have been some trauma or something you ate/drank, or something that came into contact with your tongue. ...Read more
Likely, just a varix: Likely, the black dot is just an harmless varix, which requires no Rx as long as being painless and no change in size over time. Of course, without a detailed Hx with sequence of event and a direct look, it's hard to come up an accurate Dx as wished. So, see Doc timely if still in doubt. Best wish. .. ...Read more
Cyst?: This could be large blackhead from cyst. This is easily removable with minor in office procedure so that it does not recur. ...Read more
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
Recently noticed black dot under toenail with a white border. The toenail is slightly raised as well. Should I be worried?
Black spot: Not a concern unless it grows or bleeds or changes in a short period of time ...Read more