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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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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've had a brownish black spot of the same size under my big toe for weeks. Doesnt 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. Doesnt 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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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 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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