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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

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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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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What does a black spot at top of toe mean?

What does a black spot at top of toe mean?

Could be: Many things. Has it changed shape or grown? Have you always had it? It could anything from a nevis to melanoma. Best to have it checked and possible small biopsy. ...Read more

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I have a black spot eating my toe. What should I do?

I have a black spot eating my toe. What should I do?

Go to dermatologist: The incidence of melanoma, while still relatively rare in the foot, is becoming more and more frequent. Because melanoma is such a dangerous disease, it's important you get this thing looked at asap. ...Read more

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Hi. I noticed a black spot under my left toe. It does not hurt or pain or irritate. But I'm afraid what that is. Please help me. Is this something bad?

Hi. I noticed a black spot under my left toe. It does not hurt or pain or irritate. But I'm afraid what that is. Please help me. Is this something bad?

Have it seen...: Giving advice on the nature of discolorations on the skin, especially when they are black, without actually seeing them, is a crap shoot at best. Most of the time, at least on the foot, there is nothing to worry about. To remove all doubt, simply have your doctor take a look or upload a picture to Healthtap. ...Read more

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I had black spot on my toes. What causes that?

I had black spot on my toes. What causes that?

I see spots.: You have several options to consider. Dirt, foreign body, blood or pigmentation changes in the skin are the usual culprits. To remove all doubt, you need to be examined by a specialist that treats the skin and it's many conditions. ...Read more

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Help, I have black spot on my big toe, what could it be?

Help, I have black spot on my big toe, what could it be?

Could be a few thing: A black spot can be anything from a freckle, to a mole, to melanoma. Most likely it is a freckle or a mole but it is important to get it checked by a dermatologist. If it looks like the picture it is probably a mole, but make sure you get it checked. Almost all types of dangerous skin conditions can be cured with early detection and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a black spot on my left big toe. It doesn't hurt at all. What is it?

I have a black spot on my left big toe. It doesn't hurt at all. What is it?

Spot not.: Black spots can be due to a host of conditions. To be safe why not have it evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more

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I have a black spot on my toe. It appeared overnight without any trauma. What could cause this?

I have a black spot on my toe. It appeared overnight without any trauma. What could cause this?

Could: Be many things but unusual for it to appear overnight. Depends on size, shape, color and if its raised. Play it safe by getting a biopsy in office by podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've had a brownish black spot of the same size under my big toe for weeks. Doesn't hurt at all. No other health problems. Only 21. What could it be?

I've had a brownish black spot of the same size under my big toe for weeks. Doesn't hurt at all. No other health problems. Only 21. What could it be?

ABC's: Although I agree with all the posts previous, use the abc (for melanoma) to help relieve some stress before you see a doctor is the spot asymmetrical? Are borders irregular shaped? Is the color uniform or multicolor? What is the diameter? Also is it elevated? Lastly, of course get it check-ed out but those abc's;s should help relief some stress. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a black spot between my pinky toe. I would like to know what this could be?

I have a black spot between my pinky toe. I would like to know what this could be?

May small area of: hemorrhage? These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. ...Read more

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I removed my toenail polish after a month n both toenails had a black spot. I haven't dropped anything on my toe&its not painful. Wat could the mark be?

I removed my toenail polish after a month n both toenails had a black spot. I haven't dropped anything on my toe&its not painful. Wat could the mark be?

Have it checked..: By leaving polish on the nails for prolonged periods, fungi or even bacteria can become entrapped along the nail and begin to infect the nail itself. There is also the remote possibility of pigmented lesion beginning to show itself. To remove all doubt, have your nail evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a small black spot under my toe nail. What could it be?

Many things: It is probably a dry spot of blood but if no history of trauma I would see a podiatrist for exam. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a purple/black spot on the tip of your pinky toe?

What does it mean when you have a purple/black spot on the tip of your pinky toe?

See below: It could just be a hematoma from a bruise or it could be more serious such as an melanoma.

See your podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have a black spot under my toe nail and it moves when I press on the nail. What is it?

I have a black spot under my toe nail and it moves when I press on the nail. What is it?

May be bleeding: You may have blood under the nail. This can happen after trauma, either a direct injury or from a repetitive trauma (shoe irritation). The will usually resolve as the nail grows out. If questions see your podiatrist. Fyi:there are cases where cancerous lesions can occur under the nail. This usually is a lesion under the nail that has not moved for months and is not moveable with pressure. Dr l. ...Read more

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What does cancer in the big toe look like and does it appear over time from a black spot -looking like you dropped something on your toe?

What does cancer in the big toe look like and does it appear over time from a black spot -looking like you dropped something on your toe?

I have a black spot: ...under my toe nail too, so I hope not. A melanoma can appear as a dark spot anywhere on your skin, including a toe, or under a toenail. Most often a black spot that looks like you dropped something on your toe is an old hemorrhage from trauma. Old blood should resorb or grow out with the skin. A melanoma, on the other hand, may have irregular coloration, an irregular border, and grow over time. ...Read more

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I have noticed a black spot/line on right toe nail. Nail is still smooth and no pain it is just that spot he has never had any toe issues before?

Probably fine.: Most black spots are a result from trauma to the toe. Blood may be trapped under the nail and, in time, it may turn black. Of course, there could be other reasons. A more focused examination might be in order if there is no history of hurting the toe. An experience clinician should have no problem in discerning the difference. ...Read more

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I have a black spot that just appeared like a week ago on my left pinky toe and im scared its cancer?

I have a black spot that just appeared like a week ago on my left pinky toe and im scared its cancer?

Seeing Spots??: Calm down. The chances are that it is not cancer. and if it is, it is definitely treatable. Some conditions must be examined visually to be accurate and color changes, involving the skin or nails, is one. Take a picture now to memorialize it for future reference. To remove all doubt you might have, simply have your toe evaluated by a dermatologist. Healthtap can assist you or find one near you. ...Read more

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A black spot appeared on my left foot between big toe and next toe, is very dark and is spreading what could it be?

A black spot appeared on my left foot between big toe and next toe, is very dark and is spreading what could it be?

This needs to be: Examined. Pigmented lesions on the foot have a poor prognosis as they are often found late.....please see a podiatrist or dermatologist for exam and possible biopsy. ...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 under both of my big toe nails. What can cause black spots under my big toe?

Subungual: Hematoma or blood under the nail is a possibility. Splinter hemorrage is also possibility. Melanoma can present this way but fact yu have it on both big nails would render this possibility as less likely. ...Read more

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Since few years got on my both toe nails a sort of black spot. Could not understand what that is. (melanome) blood in nail!

Since few years got on my both toe nails a sort of black spot. Could not understand what that is. (melanome) blood in nail!

Dark spots on nails: Moles in nail matrix can give brown or grey longitudinal streaks in nails. So can melanoma. If a new pigmented streak develops, particularly if it is unevenly colored or varies in width, it must be biopsied to rule out melanoma. Nail fungus or inflammation like lichen planus can give dark spots. So can certain medications. Blood under nails doesn't last several years. Please have this evaluated. ...Read more

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I had a black spot show up on my toe of my right foot, it looks like a spec of dirt but black and won't scratch off wash off or anything?

Capillary leak.: Leave it alone. It is probably blood trapped beneath the skin. Some times small capillary vessels can leak a bit of blood. Days later, the blood turns a dark color. Use your camera function to take a photo for documentation. Compare the photo to the toe in a few weeks. If it enlarges, then mention it to your doctor. In all likelihood everything will be fine. ...Read more

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Stubbed my pinkie toe into a dresser small black spot appeared toenail came off a bit. It has gotten a little bigger afraid it might be dead tissue?

Breathe deeply: You weren't texting and walking at the same time were you? Lol! Sounds like you'll be fine but direct examination by either your pediatrician or a podiatrist will help answer your question with more certainty than I can since we are simply messaging each other. At the very least sounds as if you've got a bruise on that toe but i'll betcha you'll be just fine. Cheers! ...Read more

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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?

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