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Both big toenails discoloured, blue looking; right one particularly looks as though black streak in it. Slight pain but nothing major. What to do?
Microtrauma: It sounds like your toenails are hitting the end of your shoe. This usually happens if the toe box is either too small (toe is pressed up against the end) or too large (foot is sliding around and the toe is hitting the end). This is very common in runners--it can lead to either thickening of the nail, or it may eventually turn black and fall off--a new nail will grow in within a year. ...Read more
I have a black streak on my neck which looks like sharpie but it isn't. And I can just was it right off but it keeps appearing ?
Is it under the nail: If such an streak is under the toe nail, it becomes more significant. Such a streak could be as benign as a bruise, but it can also be something that requires immediate medical attention. ...Read more
Smoked weed for two years daily and recently got bronchitis, now my phlegm has black streaks in it? Help!
Dual approach: Of course you want to have your pulmonary condition checked over and find out what the cause of the lback sputum. This would also be a good time to see a therapist and figure why you have needed to smoke weed . You are young and this could be a positive turning point for you. ...Read more
My stool was light brown with black streaks in it. I really scared me cause I haven't seen that before. For the past few days I've been trying to eat right. So I don't know what's the cause. There was also a little blood after I wiped for the final time.
Stuff you breathe?: Usually this can be due to inhalation of pollutants in the air such as dust, smoke, or other environmental pollutants. Rarely certain serious fungal sinus infections in persons with a compromised immune system can cause black discharge from the nose (invasive fungal sinusitis). ...Read more
I have a black streak under small toe of each foot and a black edge on one side of the toe next to it. Is this something to worry about?
Subungual Melanoma: Melanonychia is dark pigmentation of the nail. Melanonychia commonly presents as dark band arranged lengthwise along the nail known as longitudinal melanonychia (LM) or melanonychia striata. Causes include of melanonychia include subungual melanoma, physiologic longitudinal melanonychia, systemic disorders, trauma, inflammatory disorders, fungal infections, drugs, & benign melanocytic hyperplasia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For about a week and a half I have noticed tiny black streaks on one of my toenails. They sit in the middle of the nail and it may have changed position a bit. I'm a 20 year old female and I am worried that it may be something serious.
Stop smoking: The lungs are very delicate, used to extract oxygen from the air and transfer it to the blood. Filling them with soot is very harmful. 4 years of smoking isn't enough to result in cancer but within a few weeks if giving up smoking, the chest tightness and abnormal mucus should stop. ...Read more
If you rub gold on your forehead and it leaves a black streak does that really mean you have anemia?
For the past 3-4 days I find a few dark grey or black streaks when I blow my nose. It doesn't happen always, But usually once a day. I am congested. ?
May need a biopsy: To make the diagnosis and rule out any malignancy. ...Read more
I am suffering from productive cough from past 2mnths it usually begns at night or in d morning wid black streaks in sputom.My chest xray is clear.
Cannot diagnose: You need to see a pulmonary specialist. Need more history and lung function studies. You may have problems with allergies, fungal exposure in your household and other problems of which you may not yet be aware. Go and get fully evaluated and hope this will be diagnosed and treated effectively soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I m suffering from severe attacks of productive cough from 6 months with black streaks in sputom. Chest xray is normal. Cough usually begins at night?
I'm a non-smoker with chronic sinus infections that have no environmental cause. Why am I getting black streaks in my mucus?
I'm having shortness of breath/ tightening in my chest. My inhaler isn't working as much . I cough up mucus with black streaks. cough when can't breat?
Mgt: If your inhaler is not as effective in controlling the cough, your respiratory plan needs to be adjusted. The black streaks may be dried blood or tar. If you are smoking, avoid all smoke exposure, including second hand smoke. I would suggest a follow up with your PCP, and a follow up can be arranged online. healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more
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