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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?

Probably bruising: I am assuming the spots appeared very recently. That is a reasonable place for bruising to occur from physical activity like running. The thickness of the skin on the bottom of the toe makes the color of a bruise different from bruises on other areas. ...Read more

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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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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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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?

Toenail discoloratio: Black discoloration of the toe under the toenail is usually due to bruising from repeated trauma from footwear. See a podiatrist for reassurance if you have much concern as the discoloration may last months. ...Read more

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

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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