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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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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 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?

Rule out melanoma: It might be a blood blister caused by trauma or a splinter or sharp object puncturing your foot. Or it may be something more serious. You need to see a dermatologist or other doctor to make sure it's not a melanoma. ...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 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.

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

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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 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 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?

Dermatologist: Since this is a new skin lesion and looks different from any other skin lesions you have, I strongly recommend that you have a dermatologist examine this spot. Melanomas can occur on the soles of your feet. ...Read more

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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

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

Lots of choices.: It could be anything from having a piece of whatever he stepped on in there, to a wart, to a 'tattoo' of dark pigment under the skin. Please have his doctor take a look and see if anything needs to be done for it. ...Read more

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Black spot noticed to side of foot which has got bigger, slightly raised. Should I see dr?

Black spot noticed to side of foot which has got bigger, slightly raised. Should I see dr?

Dermatologist: By all means have a dermatologist check this or any other skin lesions that look "strange" or stand out as something very different from other skin spots. Melanoma has to be ruled out in these cases. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What does this black spot on the arch of my left foot signify?

What does this black spot on the arch of my left foot signify?

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

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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.

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

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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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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!

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!

See a dermatologist: And do this asap. Any dark lesion on the sole of the foot has the potential to be a malignant melanoma, a potentially fatal cancer unless diagnosed and treated quickly. Have this seen by an expert now. Hope this is benign and easily managed. Good luck. ...Read more

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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.

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.

ABCDEF: A-Age; 5-7 decade. African-Am, Asian-Am, Native-Am.
B-Brown or black. Width greater than 3mm.
C-Change
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

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Difficulty walking feet are tingling and sore and have a black spot on my big toe?

Difficulty walking feet are tingling and sore and have a black spot on my big toe?

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

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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?

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

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Black spot on the heel what's this?

Black spot on the heel what's this?

Cherck with your Dr: Could be a bruise, burst blood vessel, or pigmented lesion.
One should watch out for a melanoma. ...Read more

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I notice black spot in heel 3 weeks ago?

Could be: Many things from a wart to skin cancer. Get it checked specialy if its changed shape, raised or color. Don't mean to alarm you but better safe than sorry. ...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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I have a black spot under my toenail. If it's growing out should I be concerned. I?

I have a black spot under my toenail. If it's growing out should I be concerned. I?

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

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I noticed a black spot in my right heel, 3 weeks ago, so I want to ask about it, what it could be?

I noticed a black spot in my right heel, 3 weeks ago, so I want to ask about it, what it could be?

It could be nothing: Or it could be skin cancer. I would recommend a visit to a foot doctor or dermatologist for them to take a look. A biopsy may be recommended. ...Read more