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Pain when I put pressure on the ball of my left foot (under big toe). Picture on my file. There is also a white bump. The black square is bandaid.?

Pain when I put pressure on the ball of my left foot (under big toe). Picture on my file. There is also a white bump. The black square is bandaid.?

Hard to say!: Images cannot be uploaded here. They can on Healthtap Prime, though. We need more information as well. How long have you had it? Have you changed footwear? ...Read more

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5 days ago I fell forward off some steps. During this I have injured my big toe, I think it may be broken. Should I go to a&e? Please see image

5 days ago I fell forward off some steps. During this I have injured my big toe, I think it may be broken. Should I go to a&e? Please see image

Need xray: The only way to confirm the presence of a fracture is to get an xray of your toe. Please see a podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a weird hole type thing I've never seen before on the bottom of my foot. Is there a way to take a picture of it to show someone to confirm?

I have a weird hole type thing I've never seen before on the bottom of my foot. Is there a way to take a picture of it to show someone to confirm?

Veruca?: It may be a veruca or wart on the sole of your foot.
Warts on the sole of the foot often form holes.
Do you have diabetes?
If you do a video consultation someone can have a look at it for you ...Read more

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I feel depressed that I am 120 pounds and 5 foot 2! what should I do to get a better body image?

I feel depressed that I am 120 pounds and 5 foot 2! what should I do to get a better body image?

To stop feeling: Depressed - realize that you are still within normal weight range for your height. Up to 121 is "recommended" but that doesn't mean that you can't weigh more and look fine. ...Read more

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I have a small cut from a bit of glass on my foot. From a picture frame inside. It's a little swallen. Is it anything to worry about.?

I have a small cut from a bit of glass on my foot. From a picture frame inside. It's a little swallen. Is it anything to worry about.?

Yes: If its swollen you likely have a secondary infection and may need to be on an antibiotic. Residual glass may still be embedded in your foot. See a foot doctor. ...Read more

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Cause of toes turning blacked?

Cause of toes turning blacked?

Nails or toes?: If you mean the toes themselves, this is a little worrisome. Usually the skin will turn black if there is tissue death--necrosis--of the skin. This can happen if blood vessels are damaged or inflamed. Sometimes, blood under the skin can cause this appearance as well. If you mean the nails, that can be a sign that a mold has gotten under the nails. Either way, I recommend a doctor visit. ...Read more

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How to communicate black toe syndrome?

How to communicate black toe syndrome?

I heard of: Blue toe syndrome before....Black to me connotates gangrene and that would be something you want evaluated ratehr quickly. In the event it is blue - this is still somethign to have evaluated, but black is usually worse than blue.
I am referring to the toe as opposed to the nail. If it is the nail - just make an appt with the foot doc and they will take care of you. Fungus vs. Dried blood. ...Read more

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My toe is black and blue what should I do?

My toe is black and blue what should I do?

Was there an injury?: That is one way to develop black and blue. It also can be from a tight shoe or a circulatory dosorder. Is it painful.? Is the skin excessively cold or even hot. These all play into the possibilities. If this persists for more than a few days, or is swollen or cold, see a physician immediately. Try elevating foot. ...Read more

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Black toe on my two bi toes -will I lose both?

Black toe on my two bi toes -will I lose both?

Please specify: Toe is black? Or toenail? If toe....You need to see vascular doc asap. If nail then it may or may not fall off. ...Read more

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Why is my toe turning black and is it an emergency?

Feel the temperature: Simply feel your toe and compare it's temperature to the same toe on the other foot. If it is cold and not even close the other toe's temperature, you need to get to the emergency room now. If the toe is in severe pain, get to the emergency room. If you have recent history of bumping the toe and the toe is in a bruised condition, then you are probably fine. ...Read more

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What to do when you have gout and your toes and turn black?

Go to hospital now: I'm not convinced that gout has anything to do w/toes turning black. But if you have any pain at all in your toes, go to hospital now for an evaluation. I'd be worried about some ischemic issues leading to gangrene of some sort. Bottom line, body parts typically don't turn color as described unless blood flow is compromised. ...Read more

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My toes are turning purple/black and hurt! What should I do?

My toes are turning purple/black and hurt! What should I do?

Go to urgent care/ER: You risk having a clot and/or infection with the toe turning purple/black; possibly gangrene. You may have cut a blood vessel. Go get checked! ...Read more

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How to remove black corns from my toes??? It's like black marks that look like corns

How to remove black corns from my toes??? It's like black marks that look like corns

Trapped blood.: Black colored skin around the toes can be seen when there has been capillary bleeding. The trapped blood will turn almost black as seen through the skin layers. There can also be pigmentary changes in the skin when extreme abrasive pressure is applied over time. Either way, to remove all doubt, have your foot examined by a specialist. ...Read more

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I got a cut on my toe about 2 hours ago and it is kind of deep, and almost looks black what should I do?

Go to urgent care/ER: You risk an infection and with the toe turning "black" possibly gangrene. You may have cut a blood vessel. Go get checked! Also tell the doc when your last tetanus shot was. ...Read more

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I have two small black dots the size of pencil tips on my toes that were never there before. Noticed one last week. Another today. Should I worry?

Biopsy: When ever a new growth occurs or change in shape or color I recommd seeing your doctor about it. Simple biopsy can tell you what it ease an if any reason for concern. ...Read more

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I need help to figure out why my toes have turned black?

When someone: Hears that the immediate thought would be gangrene but since you ask matter of factly that does not appear no be the case. Since we don't see your foot this makes it hard to comment. I would advise you see a foot doc or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I had a medium size hole on the side of one of my toes, then after few days my toes started turning black, what could be the cause of this?

Emergency room now: If this is actively happening now, you need to go to the emergency room as soon as possible. It sounds as if the blood flow to your toe has stopped and it is in the process of necrosis, or dying. In addition to losing your toe, it could make you incredibly ill. This is not something to take lightly. I wish you a good outcome. ...Read more

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What causes toes and feet to turn black?

CIRCULATION?: Are your toes warm or cool? If cool, and truly black like you say, see a podiatrist to check your circulation. Do you smoke, or are you diabetic?

Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Can your toe turn black if you have gout?

Can your toe turn black if you have gout?

Generally not...: Gout usually turns the skin very red in the area of the attack. No toe should ever be black - if it is that color it is either dead or dying! ...Read more

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What is a black streak in middle of big toe?

What is a black streak in middle of big toe?

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

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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