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My Foot Sole Turned Black
Black: Not sure why it "quickly turned black"? Could be dry blood. Go to the emergency room and have someone look at it. ...Read more
I've got nasty black stuff on my sole of the feet which is inside my skin. What are those and how do I cure it?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This could be caused by many things. ...Read more
Am looking for images or answers on little black squiggly lines all over my mums foot and underneath is large black area?
Vein disease common: Venous insufficiency is a common cause of swelling and hyperpigmentation (blackening). This circulation problem is often easily curable although the cosmetic damage may not be completely reversible. A simple, painless and relatively inexpensive ultrasound test can determine if this is the cause. A phlebologist or other physician experienced in this area can quickly assess this problem. ...Read more
Hematoma: The black discoloration is bleeding. Initially after such an injury this pool of blood or hematoma can be drained. If it is already dry it may dissolve over several months. If the injury is severe the nail may fall off and you will get a new nail in 4-6 months. In severe cases a doctor may have to remove the nail in order to repair a laceration underneath. X-rays may be needed to rule out fracture. ...Read more
See a doctor: If the black toenail is new, you should have this checked. The most common benign situation is trauma to the nail, causing the nailbed to bleed and clot which appears black. However, a melanoma under the nail can also appear black. For this reason, black nails should always be evaluated by your dermatologist. ...Read more
Foot turning black:
Something must have happened for that black swelling to occur.
Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. Things should work out OK. ...Read more
Blood or gangrene: If the toenails are black, you may have old blood under the nail or fungus in the toenail. If the skin of the toe is black you may have gangrene which is when there is no circulation to the toe. In the latter case, gangrene, you need to see a podiatrist immediately or go to the emergency room to have your circulation checked! ...Read more
Trapped Blood.: I have a hard time believing that cutting the underside of the foot would sever the blood supply to three toes and the injury was not bad enough to be already treated in an emergency room. More than likely, the blackness is due to trapped blood beneath the skin due to the initial trauma. No mention of pain, coldness or the original paleness of the tissue due to avascularity. 2 remove doubt C a doc ...Read more
I have a black streak under small toe of each foot and a black edge on one side of the toe next to it. Is this something to worry about?
Subungual Melanoma: Melanonychia is dark pigmentation of the nail. Melanonychia commonly presents as dark band arranged lengthwise along the nail known as longitudinal melanonychia (LM) or melanonychia striata. Causes include of melanonychia include subungual melanoma, physiologic longitudinal melanonychia, systemic disorders, trauma, inflammatory disorders, fungal infections, drugs, & benign melanocytic hyperplasia. ...Read more
My child stepped on something a few months ago and now there's a black spot on his foot that's been there for about a month. What could it be? Is
1 month ago= abscess/boil appeared on foot. Over time=popped\healed. Now= deep black hole 1cm deep x 1 CM across. Should I worry? Any home remedies?
1 cm deep whole on: Your foot. Please promptly see your physician or your podiatrist. This doesn't sound too normal. ...Read more
I had a black dot on the bottom of my foot for 2-3 years now. I really want it remove but don't know how. It's also painless. How can I get this removed?
I woke Monday and my whole left foot was swollen what happened. Than the next day I woke of with four reddish black patches today 8'and I cant move..
I stepped on a bobby pin & it got into the side of my foot I took it out but it didn't have the black paint tip on. I am afraid it stayed inside my feet?
I'm guessing...No.: You have no way of knowing if there was any paint on that area to begin with. Relax. If you are going to have a problem, you will know soon enough. Be alert to the start of swelling, redness, pain or heat in the area. Be prepared to go to the doctor at first sign of a problem. Keep us informed. ...Read more
My husband dropped our dresser on his foot when he was trying to move it from one side of the room to the other. Well now his foot is swollen, black a?
Go get an xray: You need to make sure it isn't broken. Delaying treatment could jeopardize healing. If the fracture needs to be reset you want to know. If there is any break in the skin, you want to prevent infection. Stay off of it until you can have it checked. ...Read more
Time to see your doc: Without looking, I can't say. But I can give you a list of some possibilities. Plantar warts often look black. Melanoma that occurs specifically on the palms and soles of feet can appear black. Blood blisters and gangrene or frostbite (but these things are not subtle), and sometimes foreign bodies like small splinters can appear as black spots. Http://www. Dermatologyoasis. Net/acral-lentiginous-melanoma/ ...Read more
Did u injure it?: Once a patient states "very swollen" and "turning black" - I would advise immediate medical attention to be on the safe side. Having said that bruising or breaking a foot can cause swelling with color changes you describe. ...Read more
Echymotic heel: Depending on related trauma to the heel area, the discoloration could be simply a bruise, or a blood-blister formation if there has been recent excessive ambulation. If there is no history of trauma you need to be evaluated clinically by a foot specialist to determine another cause! ...Read more
Visit a doctor: Black dots could be a wart, but you want to make sure the is itching malignant there either. ...Read more
Possible halo nevus: Although this could be many different things and requires an exam to make a formal diagnosis, it sounds typical for a halo nevus, thought to be an auto immune reaction similar to vitiligo in which lymphoctes attack the melanocytes of the nevus It is most commonly seen on the trunk in adolescents and although it can be removed, it is usually benign and may go through stages. From a halo to white. ...Read more
Tough to say: Without knowing your case and examining you, it is tough for us to now what is wrong. This is for sure though, having your foot turn black is NOT normal, and certainly could be sign of poor circulation, lack of proper healing, and or some other serious issues. You need to follow-up with your Dr and/or an Orthopedic specialist to definitely diagnose your condition and help treat you asap! ...Read more
? Black: Hopefully it is a dark blueish color from a bruise, as black may signify an ischemic condition, which would be serious. Get the area looked at by a dr. To be safe and get properly diagnosed and treated, best wishes to you. ...Read more
Will it stay or go.: Spots, appearing on one's skin are inevitable, and one should expect their appearance as one ages. Some appear slowly over time and other seemingly rapid. They come in various sizes, shapes, colors and varying degrees of pain. The problem is that all these variables in the description, leads to confusion as to how they should be treated. The best resolution is to have a dermatologist be involved. ...Read more
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