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Doctor insights on: Causes Of White Spots On My Big Toe

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Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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Sore, purple bruised big toe to the bottom/side. Now white spots appeared in the centre. Really painful & can't walk properly. Do exercise regularly.?

Sore, purple bruised big toe to the bottom/side. Now white spots appeared in the centre. Really painful & can't walk properly. Do exercise regularly.?

Down under the toe.: It sounds as though you've managed to injure the toe. Bruising is a sign of underlying tissue damage and steps should be taken to minimize further damage. Exercising should be eliminated until the effects of the injury are under control. Ice compression, elevation and rest are the mainstays of treatment. To remove all doubt, have the toe x-rayed and examined to assess the degree of injury. ...Read more

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My son has a bunch of white spots on the bottom of his foot and he says they sting bit don't itch. What is thid?

My son has a bunch of white spots on the bottom of his foot and he says they sting bit don't itch. What is thid?

Allergy: Sounds like an allergy to something he stepped on but clearly if it doesn't resolve please take him to dermatologisist ...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?

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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I have small red blood spots on side of big toe really painful and won't heal what are they and how can it be grates pls?

I have small red blood spots on side of big toe really painful and won't heal what are they and how can it be grates pls?

Need more informatio: The spots that you describe as blood spots need to be evaluated. I can't tell from your description as to whether the blood spots are tender themselves or are these dilated vessels, are there areas of loss of tissue, or are there neurologic issues involved, so we need more information. These could be an area of trauma depending on your shoe ...Read more

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"Sprained" my big toe 2 months ago in soccer, and it instantly turned black and blue. Toe is still swollen and painful in spots. Is this normal?

"Sprained" my big toe 2 months ago in soccer, and it instantly turned black and blue. Toe is still swollen and painful in spots. Is this normal?

No: No, not normal. Certainly consistent with a number of potential injuries to the toe. If you are still having trouble with it, I would consider being seen for an accurate diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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After running had sharp needle like pain in big toe and sharp needle pain in heel just in those two spots what on earth?!

After running had sharp needle like pain in big toe and sharp needle pain in heel just in those two spots what on earth?!

Needle pain: This sounds like nerve contusion, depending on the location at the heel, and definitely at the toe. Without a physical exam it sounds like over pronation resulting in the big toe pain. Xrays are certainly also needed to rule out bone spurs and fracture. See your podiatrist for that evaluation and x rays. ...Read more

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My big toe nail on my left foot has black spots on it.

My big toe nail on my left foot has black spots on it.

This would need to: Be checked out to determine if it is blood, fungus, maybe a wart or worse a melanoma....usually it is blood, or even sock lint but the others should be ruled out. ...Read more

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I have two blue or purple spots on two of my toes on my left foot. Noticed after wearing tight boots. Been present for months now. Starts in big toe.

Toe Pressure Spots: You probably just have pressure irritation from your tight boots. Consider changing to slightly longer or one with a deeper toe box. Dr Rich Blake
Have the shoe store give their advice. ...Read more

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Got these red spots on my toes with lots of itching and burning sensations. Big toe nails look yellowish, slightly brownish at the front edges.

Got these red spots on my toes with lots of itching and burning sensations. Big toe nails look yellowish, slightly brownish at the front edges.

Fungus: It sounds probable that you may be dealing with fungus growing on your skin and under your toe nails. You will need the help of prescriptions for either topical or oral antifungal medication from your primary care provider to get rid of it completely. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Under skin red spots on end of big toe. Also have toenail fungus on same toe.

Under skin red spots on end of big toe. Also have toenail fungus on same toe.

Red dots: Near toes could be an extension of fungus onto the skin from your toenail. Get some help and see a podiatrist or skin doctor for more clarification and treatment. ...Read more

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I have 2 tiny hard spots on the bottom of my big toe, I don't think they are planters warts because they are painless and I had the HPV vaccine?

I have 2 tiny hard spots on the bottom of my big toe, I don't think they are planters warts because they are painless and I had the HPV vaccine?

Need to examine: The only way you will know is to have a trained pair of eyes on the subject, and it won't help to rationalize what it isn't, so go see the dermatologist and find out what it is so you can start the right treatment, you'll feel better when you know what it is ...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 grayish spot on my right big toe. Is that a sign for health problem?

I have grayish spot on my right big toe. Is that a sign for health problem?

See MD: You need to see an MD right away. It could be a fungal infection, or it could be a sign of undiagnosed diabetes ...Read more

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Hello, a few days ago I noticed a tiny brown spot at my fingertip at my big toe. Is there something to worry about?

Hello, a few days ago I noticed a tiny brown spot at my fingertip at my big toe. Is there something to worry about?

I'm not certain: What you mean by "at my fingertip at my big toe". if you're referring just to your big toe, sometimes a blood blister or small contusion can occur there as the big toe can bump up against the inside of the tip of the shoe. If it's more like a mole and doesn't go away in a week or so or also on your finger tip, it would be a good idea to have a professional look at it. ...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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Why is my big toe have a red spot?

Why is my big toe have a red spot?

Have it looked at.: Could be irritation, friction, a bite, or the start of an infection. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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My big toe has a green spot on it with weird oozing liquid?

My big toe has a green spot on it with weird oozing liquid?

Oozing spot on toe: You MAY have an infection. Please see your doc ASAP to clear it up before it gets worse. Are you diabetic? All the more reason to get it treated now. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My son 15 years old has a two dark brown-purple spot under his big toe?

My son 15 years old has a two dark brown-purple spot under his big toe?

Spots: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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I got a spot under my big toe, d doc bore a whole and it bled, what do u think about this?

Wart?: Did the dr. Give a diagnosis? Sounds like it could be a plantar wart.
Was the spot dark in color?
See a specialist like a podiatrist or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a purple spot onmy big toe. It itched badly the first day but hasn't since. It is not painful. I'm also diabetic.

Diabetic: I tell all my diabetic patients no matter how minor you may think it is always get it checked because its possible to lead to something much more serious. ...Read more

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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 red itchy spot on my big toe and second toe what is it?

Fungus: Possibly athletes foot for a quick simple answer. Try an antifungal first and if no improvement follow up with a podiatrist. ...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 noticed a small dark spot underneath my big toe nail for weeks. It's not growing but still there. Is this something to be concerned about?

Exam needed: A new dark spot under the nail can have several causes, including bruising from minor trauma and melanoma. More information and an examination are needed to sort this out. Please see a doctor. ...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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Numb spot on left big toe's for last week. Looks fine, no other numbness, no pain. If I press w/fingernail, I do feel it. Can I just wait and see?

See below: May be due to excessive pressure or compression on nervwe in that area. Try changing to wider, more supportive shoes and monitor. ...Read more

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Had nail polish on toes for a few months. I removed it, and on my big toe is a big brown spot either on or under my toenail (can't tell), what is this?

Had nail polish on toes for a few months. I removed it, and on my big toe is a big brown spot either on or under my toenail (can't tell), what is this?

This happens: Sometimes from the nail polish. I would not reapply any polish, I would also prophylacticaly apply a topical anti fungal agent. Even, tea tree oil would be good. ...Read more

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Discovered one white spot with some black flecks under my big toe nail. I don't know how long it has been there, as I've had nail polish for months.

Discovered one white: White discoloration usually comes from fungal infection, black could be from fungal infection/dry blood/very rarely skin cancer. It is best to see a podiatrist to get examined, possibly cut back the toenail and get sample of the nail for culture and possibly biopsy of the skin under the toenail, if needed. ...Read more