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Can you tell ne y I have dark toe nails im a male?

Can you tell ne y I have dark toe nails im a male?

Runners Toe/Fungus: The two prime suspects here are runner's toe (aka black toe) and toenail fungus. Runners toe is a hematoma (blood blister) develops from repetitive micro-trauma (toe box of shoe is either too big or too small). Toenail fungus also frequently causes discoloration. See you podiatrist, they should have no trouble getting to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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What causes dark colored toe nail when nothing fell on it?

What causes dark colored toe nail when nothing fell on it?

Fungus can : Cause this, so can a melanoma.....You should have it examined, it could be blood as well. You can get blood from simply walking, the end of the shoe can hit against the edge of the toenail and cause a subungual hematoma. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between subungual hematoma vs melanoma? Had a dark area under toe nail for 3 months (not a vertical line though)

How can you tell the difference between subungual hematoma vs melanoma? Had a dark area under toe nail for 3 months (not a vertical line though)

Not safe to guess.: Telling the difference between the two is not always as simple as following as bullet point list. Both of these conditions can vary in appearance from patient to patient. To reduce the chances of missing the diagnosis, several things are needed. A thorough examination, a precise history of the problem and most importantly, experience in recognizing what you are seeing. Have the examined and soon. ...Read more

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Dark blood under big toe nail, any idea/concern?

Dark blood under big toe nail, any idea/concern?

Depends on the cause: If you injured the toe it will generally grow out in time. If there was no injury you should have it examined to be sure it is not a lesion under the nail which would need attention. ...Read more

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My left big toe nail is a gray color and there's a darker line right at the end of my toenail before you get to the white part. There's no pain either?

My left big toe nail is a gray color and there's a darker line right at the end of my toenail before you get to the white part. There's no pain either?

Loose nail...: I can't be sure, but it sounds as though the nail is loosely attached to the bed or not attached at all. To remove all doubt, have your toe evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more

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What causes my finger nails and toe nails to be a dark color?

What causes my finger nails and toe nails to be a dark color?

This could be a: bacterial or fungal infection, or even stain from chemical agents. see dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options ...Read more

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I have dark orange coloration on my finger and toe nails. I dont wear nail paints too. Please advice.

I have dark orange coloration on my finger and toe nails. I dont wear nail paints too. Please advice.

Sometimes could be: due to chemical exposure. do you take any medicines? they may have to be looked at by a doctor. may be blood tests to check ...Read more

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Why is my toenail darkening on the sides? Only one toe has a nail that's turning dark in the corner. Is it a sign of a fungus or caused by my shoes?

Why is my toenail darkening on the sides? Only one toe has a nail that's turning dark in the corner. Is it a sign of a fungus or caused by my shoes?

Dark toenails: Dark lines in toenails of African Americans is often a result of genetics, but can also be triggered by chronic minor trauma, such as shoes as you have mentioned. Fungal infections of the toenails is usually characterized by yellowing, thickening and flaking. ...Read more

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When I got up this morning my feet were dark red ish and the skin under my toe nails is purple.. what causes this?

When I got up this morning my feet were dark red ish and the skin under my toe nails is purple.. what causes this?

Colored feet: I cannot tell you what caused this but I can tell you that you must have someone tack you to the nearest Emergency facility. Please let me know how things develop. ...Read more

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Have been taking Gris peg (griseofulvin) just for dark small toenail on left foot since Sept.Haven't seen progress.Is it an actual infection?Rest of toe nails are ok

Have been taking Gris peg (griseofulvin) just for dark small toenail on left foot since Sept.Haven't seen progress.Is it an actual infection?Rest of toe nails are ok

Gris peg (griseofulvin): It is possible to have just one toe affected. It is also possible that what is is infecting your nail does not respond to gris peg (griseofulvin). Without seeing your nail it is impossible to comment intelligently . See you podiatrist for assistance . ...Read more

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Thickening toe nails?

Thickening toe nails?

Maybe fungus?: When patients (and many non-dermatologist physicians) see this problem they automatically assume it's a fungal infection but this is only true about 50% of the time. There are several other non-infectious causes of thickened nails including psoriasis, chronic friction/trauma, and hereditary causes. See a dermatologist who may want to take a sample of the nails for a fungal culture and/or biopsy. ...Read more

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Can my toe nails fall off?

Can my toe nails fall off?

It is possible.: Some causes of nail separation may include trauma, infection, and reaction or side effect of certain medications. Have them evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What does black toe nails mean?

What does black toe nails mean?

Black toenails: Black toe nails most commonly refer to subungual hematomas (a bruise under the nail) from trauma. Other causes of black toenails--not from trauma-- could be from severe nail fungus (rare), or from a malignancy (melanoma) --also rare-. If several nails are affected, this suggests subungual hematomas, and can be caused by bumping your foot, by running, or even wearing tight shoes (w/ tight toebox). ...Read more

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My toe nails have rings... What does it mean?

Lunula: The rings at the base of the toe are consistent with the growth center of the nail, and the lunula "ring" is the active nail growing visibly. ...Read more

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