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Black Dot Under Toenail
Black toenail: A number of things can make a toenail/portion of the toenail look black: fungal infections, blood under nail, certain medications, inflammatory conditions. With meds, most/all nails are involved. Moles/freckles in the nail growth center (matrix) give linear pigmented brown or black streaks, so can melanoma. If the discoloration of the nail is new, please see your dermatologist for proper diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: There are many possibilities, but without examining your child, it's impossible to say. If there was a recent injury, it could be blood under the nail. You should seek immediate medical attention if he develops redness, swelling, pain, increased warmth at the site or fever, as these are signs of infection. ...Read more
Small black dot on toenail in center of toenail with white border. Could it be melenoma? I'm extremely worried!
Possibly: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Black tiny spot on my toenail. I cut the nail portion off and dark spot came off with the nail. left a pinkish wound on the skin. Scared abt melanoma?
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
Get checked: Black stripes down 1 nail may be subungual hematoma. Red or brown streaks may be splinter hemorrhages. Brown/black lines from nail plate to tip are often seen in people with dark skin & are normal. Subungual Melanoma can cause nail ridges & dark colors of cuticle. It most often effects the thumbs or big toes. Dark lines may be due to other illnesses. Get checked out when in doubt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Black tiny spot on my small toenail. I cut the nail portion off and dark spot came off with the nail. But left a pinkish wound on the skin. Wat is it?
So without: Scaring you, the black thing is hopefully just blood. If so, your going to have to wait for it to reach the end of the nail and then you would simply cut it. On the flip side, you have to make sure the discoloration is benign and that it is not something malignant. You would know if it just occured after trauma, when in doubt visit the dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pigmentation: Vertical nail pigmentation or melonychia can be caused by various growths in the growth plate of the nail called the matrix. These growths can be either benign or malignant. Benign melonychia is relatively common in patients of color e.g. Hispanics and blacks. Melonychia of recent onset or with recent changes is best evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more
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