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Black Dot Under Skin On Thumb
My left thumb there's a tiny black spot at the bottom of the nail and cutical (skin).What can it be?
It depends on size: If it is tiny, you can watch it for any further growth. Unless it is changing in size and color, it may not be anything. Keep an eye on it for 4-6 months and watch if it changes or not. ...Read more
I have 3 tiny dots in a triangle shape on my hand about the size of a pen head. Each one has a black dot on the top. They hurt. Should I be worried?
Tricky: Dermatologic conditions are difficult to evaluat wtihout seeing them. One possibility is an infection. If it is spreading that is a serious condition needing treatment. There are many other possibilities such as age spot, tumor, scabs, etc. ...Read more
I have a black dot on top of my thumb nail on my hand and I was wondering if you think I should pop it?
Black spot: No. Leave alone. See a doc if it doesn't go away ...Read more
Evaluation: Hi, you need to see a dermatologist for evaluation of the lesion and possible biopsy. ...Read more
Subungual hematoma: A small amount of bleeding under the nail will leave a small black area - these usually grow out gradually over time as the nail grows. ...Read more
I have a black spot on my thumb, with some redness on one side, I never got hurt in there, and I don't have pain. It has been the same for about six weeks?
See Dermatologist: It needs to be looked at to determine what it might be. ...Read more
Hi, I am noticing a change in my thumb nail since 1month, it has become beaded, flaky & today I see a black spot at bottom. What could be the reason?
Sounds like a fungus: Infection, unless you have had an injury which you don't mention. Sometimes injuries are followed by fungus infections. If the black spot enlarges or it becomes painful, you should be seen. If not, it is usually not dangerous though unsightly. Certain lasers can cure such infections. Most topical treatments are not effective and oral treatments also not too effective and have side effects. ...Read more
I noticed that I have a pea-sized black spot on my thumb and I am not sure what it is. It is slightly raised like a blister, but does not hurt.
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?
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
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
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