Doctor insights on:
Black Spot On My Foot
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
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?
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
I have a black spot on my big toe, right foot, under the nail, the size of a B-B. It does not hurt, not swollen, not reddish, not growing, after 1 wk.
Spots under nails: If it has Ben there for a while, you need to have it evaluated by a doctor. If you banged your toe or it developed after some kind of trauma, it should go away. And if it doesn't you should see your doctor. ...Read more
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
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 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?
No way to tell: See a dermatologistGet a more detailed answer ›
My child stepped on something a few months ago and now there's a black spot on his foot that's been there for about a month. What could it be? Is
I have a black spot on my second toenail, I've had the same thing before on my opposite foot, but it went away, I was just wondering what it could be?
Get examined...: Without being able to see the toenail, its hard to say exactly what you have. It can be as simple as a bruise or toenail fungus or it can be something serious like melanoma type skin cancer. You should see your primary care doctor for an examination and evaluation. He might say, "don't worry" or he might refer you to a podiatrist or dermatologist. Take care! ...Read more
Can't see it: It can be a benign lesion like a beauty mark or mole. But, any hyperpigmented lesion deserves to be examined by a doctor who can then decide to examine via dermascope (a magnifying lens) or biopsy if they feel warranted. Asymmetry of lesion, irregular borders, color, and diameter size are factors they will examine. ...Read more
I have a small black spot under my big toenail on my right foot. It's only been there for about 2/3 weeks. I haven't banged it.
This could be a melanoma.: Although this is relatively unlikely, it is the only potentially serious diagnosis that would concern me. I would circle it with a sharpie, but not mark directly over it. Although the nail grows slowly, this may aid your physician in making an accurate diagnosis. A melanoma will not move with the nail. In any case, you should not ignore it. ...Read more
Soft white squishy circular spot on foot near ankle and hard rough black spot on middle toe. The toe thing is new but the white spot has been there?
Very difficult to answer with out seeing it. Could be so many things. I would get it checked if it has grown or changed color?
Or shape? ...Read more
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
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!
Has greenish black spot on big toe part of huge callous larger everyday slowly. Pain and now numbness in all toes on same foot.
I have a black spot under my third toe on my right foot. It's small but covers 1/4 of the toe. I'm wondering if I should be concerned about melanoma.
A-Age; 5-7 decade. African-Am, Asian-Am, Native-Am.
B-Brown or black. Width greater than 3mm.
D-Digit. Thumb or big toe most common.
E-Extension of color change to skin.
F-Positive family history.
When in doubt, see a doctor. ...Read more
Hey, My mom is diabetic she'd noticed lately that there was a black spot in one of her fingers nd her feet nails were already blackincolor, any danger?
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
Decreased blood flow: This sounds like claudication - pain due to poor circulation to the legs. A black spot could be a blood blister or something more serious. To make sure you don't have limb-threatening vascular disease, go to a vascular specialist and get tested as soon as possible. ...Read more
Had full body bone scan had mottled white spots on hands wrists and feet legs black on my upper spine and a big black spot on the side of my face?
Need more info...:
And I advise waiting for the official radiologist or nuclear physician report. What is seen on the technologist screen is not of the same quality as the physician interprets.
Also, some physicians read them where lighter means more radioactivity, and others where black does, so your description cannot be accurately commented on. ...Read more
Bruise: Sounds like you have a subungual hematoma, also knows as a bruise under your nail. This occurred due to trauma. The nail usually takes between 12-18 months to grow out fully so eventually that spot will grow out and you will be able to cut off the nail. ...Read more