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Feet That Are Black
Many possibilities: It could be a fungal or bacterial infection. It could be bruising due to tight shoes or trauma. It could be a pigmentation of the underlying skin. It could be a skin disorder or melanoma, or it could be one of a number of many other possibilities. Have your feet checked out by a professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The beds of my fingernails are a bluish purple color. And my toenails are also a grayish color. Even when I warn them they are still that color?
Some of my toes are always red/purple colored. My feet are always cold. What could this be caused by?
Circulation: Cold blue toes are a circulation issue. At your age, it is unlikely to be closing of the major arteries. More likely is raynaud's phenomenon. Cold or damp conditions will cause the nerves that control blood flow through the small vessels to the hands and feet to slow it. Keep them warm and dry. A glass of wine actually helps. If it persists, consider calcium blocker medication in cold weather. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Melena?: Medications with bismuth like pepto bismal. Black, tarry, malodorous stool can be due to GI bleeding and should be promptly evaluated. ...Read more
I have these white tough material strings that are under the nails and are fading, however in the process they are turning dark part way.... Melanoma?
Most likely not: Unlikely that melanoma would appear on multiple nails at same time. A fungal infection of nails can cause nails to become thicker, crumbly, white or yellow & sometimes turn dark. Also, melanoma of nail tends to involve proximal nail fold (hutchinson sign). Since melanoma of the nail is a very serious condition, please have your nails evaluated by a dermatologist to make sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
We have pin like, red bumps that appear to have liquid inside that itch. They are on our feet at the bottom, sides, top ankles, and leg. what is this?
I have two little black lines in two different nails. They are really small and look like splinters. Googled and found that could be from heart.
"Could" is the key: term because this is not most common. Look up splinter hemorrhages using both Google images for many more images for both comparison & Google for many possible basis for these. Like most physical signs these can result from many different issues. Better diagnosis is always about recognizing multiple inter-related patterns; not individual symptoms & signs, each of which are quite non-specific. ...Read more
Brown spots in my toe nails that look like bruises. What could be the cause? Is it diabetic foot?
Many possibilities: It could be a fungal or bacterial infection. It could be bruising due to tight shoes or trauma. It could be a pigmentation of the underlying skin. It could be a skin disorder or melanoma, or it could be one of a number of many other possibilities. If you are diabetic you have "diabetic feet". Have your feet checked out by a professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
My toes turn blue in the shower. Other symptoms are hands and feet are almost always cold. Bottoms of my feet are dark red and my palms blue & swollen?
See doc: I know it's easy to say you need to see a doctor, but i think you do need to see one. You may need to have your circulation checked for one. Also, other diseases such as vasculitis (blood vessel wall inflammation) as well as inflammatory diseases such as lupus or reynaud's may need to be ruled out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is it when most toenails on one foot are like a dark color and not dark colors on the other foot? There is no pain or anything. They turn dark.
Onychomycosis?: If the involved tonails also are thickened and rough, probably it is onychomycosis, a fungal infection. It's usually harmless, but sometimes can lead to secondary bacterial infections; and as you have seen, it's unsightly. Treatment is available but expensive -- in the US, not covered by many health insurance policies. See your doctor for diagnosis and advice. ...Read more
Rash: Rashes are impossible to diagnosis without looking at them. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more