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White Spot Nails
What to do if I have like this white spot on my nail. I can't get it off and I don't remember when I got it. What is it and how do I get it off?
Don't know what it: Is. Consider seeing your doctor if particularly concerned about it. ...Read more
I have 1 large white spot on 3 nails and my finger tips/pads are peeling. I'm a pescovegeterian. Could it be a deficiency? Which one could it be?
Doctor, after using nail polish one of my friend got white cracking spot on her nails...So what should she do now?
See a doctor: Some nail procedures use a file to smooth the nail before applying the nail polish, gel, or acrylic. This can make the nail prone to breakage. There are other things that could be wrong too, and only an exam by a doctor would lead to a diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more
Exam needed: A dermatologist can help to diagnose your problem. A blood test may not be needed. ...Read more
I hit my nail and it is just a litle pored. On one spot my nail dent a lile but it is not change color.
I have a vertical crease on my thumbnail which has a 1/16 inch size brown spot near the top of it. This discoloration sound right for a nail crease?
At the nail shop, I notice a small greenish spot under my big toenail. (•) Weeks later it got a tad bigger (●) No pain. What could this be?
A number of things: The toe nail is tightly adhered to the nail bed most of the time, but slight separations can allow bacteria and fungus to reside there. This is usually not a major issue, depending upon your symptoms. A bacteria known as Psuedomonas Aeruginosa has such a pigment and can show up in a number of places, even a bar of soap. If symptoms presents, simple treatment includes Antibioics and topicals. ...Read more
Subungual hematoma: A small amount of bleeding under the nail will leave a small black area - these usually grow out gradually over time as the nail grows. ...Read more
Honky Tonk blues...: Blue spots, faded or not, can represent a small amount of blood either trapped under the nail or sluggishly moving near the surface of the skin. If there is not enough to irritate a nerve, then there will be no pain. Another school of thought is that it just might be a faded blue, painless small spot on the right toe nail. ...Read more
Have purple spot under nail. Gets bigger and more painful each year. Mom says I slammed it in a suitcase 40 years ago. Spot started 30 years ago?
Dermatologist: See a dermatologist, if it's growing, it might need to be removed ...Read more
Black tiny spot on my small toenail. I cut the nail portion off and dark spot came off with the nail. But left a pinkish wound on the skin. Wat is it?
Many things: It is probably a dry spot of blood but if no history of trauma I would see a podiatrist for exam. ...Read more
May be bleeding: You may have blood under the nail. This can happen after trauma, either a direct injury or from a repetitive trauma (shoe irritation). The will usually resolve as the nail grows out. If questions see your podiatrist. Fyi:there are cases where cancerous lesions can occur under the nail. This usually is a lesion under the nail that has not moved for months and is not moveable with pressure. Dr l. ...Read more
Possibly: Glomus tumors under the nail bed are blue appearing lesions caused by blood vessels that when placed under cold water enhance their pain. They can be confused with a traumatic episode to the nail bed where a small hematoma forms. Where the glomus does not usually enlarge, a hematoma does and when of concern can be partially drained by opening a paper clip, heating one end and penetrating the nail ...Read more
My left thumb there's a tiny black spot at the bottom of the nail and cutical (skin).What can it be?
It depends on size: If it is tiny, you can watch it for any further growth. Unless it is changing in size and color, it may not be anything. Keep an eye on it for 4-6 months and watch if it changes or not. ...Read more
I have a reddish brown spot on my nail bed, by the cuticle. I do not remember hitting it at all. Any ideas?
Subungual hematoma: Most likely a small bleeding under the nail called subungual hematoma, which usually resolves without treatment. It could be caused by subtle minor injury. ...Read more
Three years ago I had a mole slightly raised and I removed it by my nails but now there is a dark spot. Help?
Hi. I have a small green spot next to the nail on my right ring finger. It is tender and it comes and goes. What could it be?
Possible fungal: Infection. Please consult your physician or submit photo documentation. ...Read more
I noticed a small dark spot underneath my big toe nail for weeks. It's not growing but still there. Is this something to be concerned about?
I itch undrnth my fingernails so I clp them shrt to scratch th it but I can nvr get to the spot itching also my nails are yellow aim sides?
As above: It is better to see a dermatologist for evaluation and work up. ...Read more
Sticky stuff has remained around the spot where the C-section dressing was done. What can I use to remove it. Midwife suggested nail remover? OK?
I have noticed a black spot/line on right toe nail. Nail is still smooth and no pain it is just that spot he has never had any toe issues before?
Probably fine.: Most black spots are a result from trauma to the toe. Blood may be trapped under the nail and, in time, it may turn black. Of course, there could be other reasons. A more focused examination might be in order if there is no history of hurting the toe. An experience clinician should have no problem in discerning the difference. ...Read more
I have 1 spot in each big toenail and is purple/red color the spots are gettin darker and it don't hurt at all Both are By the same place of the nail?
Hi, I am noticing a change in my thumb nail since 1month, it has become beaded, flaky & today I see a black spot at bottom. What could be the reason?
Sounds like a fungus: Infection, unless you have had an injury which you don't mention. Sometimes injuries are followed by fungus infections. If the black spot enlarges or it becomes painful, you should be seen. If not, it is usually not dangerous though unsightly. Certain lasers can cure such infections. Most topical treatments are not effective and oral treatments also not too effective and have side effects. ...Read more
A rougher ridged spot bout 1inch in on vagina wall 2 weeks after being fingered. Could it be left over from a nail scrapping? It was not there before
You were "nailed": Yes, you were "nailed" and it will eventually heal if not aggravated again soon. ...Read more
I'm concerned I have a toe fungus on my right big toe nail. There is a brown spot surrounded by some discoloring. And I can't tell what it is.
Hi, next to my middle fingernail is a dark green spot under the skin. Its not under the nail, just next to it. It really hurts when I pressure it.?
Bruise: Fading bruise or infection. Use of anagesics and observation, If no improvement MD visit ...Read more
There is a blue/black spot under my big toenail and I don't know what it is. I removed my nail polish today and saw it, and am now very concerned.?
Photo documentation.: A black/ blue spot under the nail in a 16 year old is probably nothing more than a bit of dried blood trapped under the nail. This could be the consequence of a minor bump of the toe of a pressure injury. Without actually seeing it, I guess it could be something else, but I doubt it. To remove all concern, you might have a physician take a look at it. ...Read more
Since few years got on my both toe nails a sort of black spot. Could not understand what that is. (melanome) blood in nail!
Dark spots on nails: Moles in nail matrix can give brown or grey longitudinal streaks in nails. So can melanoma. If a new pigmented streak develops, particularly if it is unevenly colored or varies in width, it must be biopsied to rule out melanoma. Nail fungus or inflammation like lichen planus can give dark spots. So can certain medications. Blood under nails doesn't last several years. Please have this evaluated. ...Read more
About 5 mm black spot on my toenail. It's on the white part (the nail where it grows). The spot grew bigger upward in 2 day. Could it be melanoma?
Do you remember any trauma to the toenail? A collection of blood underneath the toenail can also appear like this. The safest thing to do is to show this to your friendly dermatologist. While it would be rare of a 20 year old to have a melanoma, it does happen occasionally.
Remember to protect your skin. Limit your exposure to UV radiation. Wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 ...Read more
Had nail polish on toes for a few months. I removed it, and on my big toe is a big brown spot either on or under my toenail (can't tell), what is this?
This happens: Sometimes from the nail polish. I would not reapply any polish, I would also prophylacticaly apply a topical anti fungal agent. Even, tea tree oil would be good. ...Read more
Discovered one white spot with some black flecks under my big toe nail. I don't know how long it has been there, as I've had nail polish for months.
Discovered one white: White discoloration usually comes from fungal infection, black could be from fungal infection/dry blood/very rarely skin cancer. It is best to see a podiatrist to get examined, possibly cut back the toenail and get sample of the nail for culture and possibly biopsy of the skin under the toenail, if needed. ...Read more
Black tiny spot on my toenail. I cut the nail portion off and dark spot came off with the nail. Left a pinkish wound on the skin. Scared abt melanoma?
I have a small black spot that appeared after a pedicure under my big toe nail, what could this be?
Hematoma: Probably a small collection of blood underneath your nail. Nothing to worry about. Bigger ones will 'move' toward the periphery of your nail as your nail grows... Then u can cut it off w/ your nail clipper!! ...Read more
What could a small black and purple spot just above my pinky toe nail be? It appeared about 2 months ago and is not raised on the skin.
See a podiatrist: There are many things a black to purple spot can be. It could be a bruise, blood blister, a mole, or some other skin lesion. I would recommend seeing a podiatrist or dermatologist. Either should be able to examine and make a determination as to whether the lesion should be biopsied, removed, or left alone. Ole. ...Read more
I recently broke my finger nail off at work. It bleed a lot & was super painful, I noticed a black spot under the skin, will it go away?
Nail injury: That is probably dried blood, under the nail. It should go awaw as the nail grows back. ...Read more