Nail Disorders :: Melanoma - Black Spot Under Toenail?

Feb 26, 2015

I have had a black spot under my toenail for 5 months. I have been on medication for 4 months treating it as fungus but it is only looking worse. It is becoming darker with weird colors in the middle and the skin by the cuticle is getting dark. My toe has not hurt at all until the last couple of weeks,now it aches sometimes. I have an appointment with a podiatrist on Monday but I am curious if anyone else has experienced these symptoms?

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Nail Disorders :: Dark Brown-Black Patch Under Toenail?

Recently I decided to remove nail polish from my toes that I've had on for a few months. When I removed this nail polish all the nails were completely normal, except my big toe on my left foot had a black or dark brown "patch" on it.

Go to the URL above if the picture doesn't work to see my toe.

If anyone could help answer what this is, it would mean the world. I'm really worried and I'm not sure what it is...if it is cancer, a bruise or a fungal infection, etc.....there are so many possibilities and I'd really love an answer! It doesn't hurt if I press on it, but I am still worried.

BTW I did go on a camp where I hiked for hours and hours and my toes (not just my big toe) hurt when I pressed on them for a couple days after but it went away quickly - this was a few months ago. I'm not sure if this has anything to do with what has happened but yeah...

So - if anyone could give me a name of what I have and how I can treat it, it would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks again!

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Cancer :: Black Spot On His Thumbnail - Melanoma ?

I am bit worried about my father health there is blackspot on his thumbnail . So is that melanoma ? what i noticed  that some of black spot disappear while some remain and yeah my father has a history of trauma on his nail so it might be possible is that blood?

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Cancer :: Melanoma Under The Toenail - How It Looks Like?

Was wondering if anyone knew what melanoma under the toenail looked like. Wanted to post a picture but am new with this forum so didn't know if this was possible?? If so can someone let me know how to do it thanks!

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Skin :: Melanoma - Dark Area Under Toenail?

My husband has a dark area under his toenail, that goes into the cuticle. it has been there for quite sometime. It's not a bruise, and it hasn't grown out with his toenail, I just took a good look at it today under a magnifying glass. I moved the cuticle back some and you can see that it is embedded into the tissue. I am concerned it could be Melanoma, He is 63 years old. This is my first post on here, please excuse me if I didn't post this in the right place. I took a picture of his toe, is there a place on this site that I can post it, to get any comments.

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Orthopedics :: Lumbar Spine X Ray - What Are The Dark Or Black Spot?

What are the dark or black spots that are shown on my lumbar spine x Ray? I have arthritis & degenerative disc. I saw some spots that are of concern to me

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Penis :: Red / Black Spot - Foreskin Restoration Methods To Lengthen

I am into foreskin restoration methods to lengthen my foreskin (just making sure you know)

anyways I haven't really been doing them today and yesterday to give my skin a break, today I went to watch a show, it was 1 hour long, after it was done I went to the bathroom and on my ridged band was a small reddish/blackish spot. note before this show I had a extreme erection and of course I didn't do anything about it and had it for around half of the show, the spot has absolutely no pain or soreness or anything similar, could this be trapped blood? its not right on the ridged band I will say right under it. or what else could this be? (Not I am 14, I am not sexualy active)

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Penis :: Black Spot And Veins Suddenly Appeared At Shaft

A black spot appeared on the penis shaft over the time period of 2 months after my wedding or having sex for the first time.

Along with the black dot, veins at the penis shaft appeared suddenly… it changed the appearance of it even if is not erected.

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Bowel Disorders :: Black Pieces In My Stool

I'm 17 female and I know it's gross but I'm worried today and yesterday I had light brown stool with black in it the black piece was long I'm scared I have been taken vitamins the past two days but my stomach hurts and nobody will take me to the Dr should I be worried

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Bowel Disorders :: Solid Black Tar Like Stool

This has happened to me once yesterday evening and twice this morning. Should I be alarmed?

The stools are usually of diarrhea consistency yet kind of tar like + they are nearly solid black.

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Bowel Disorders :: Bad Stomach Pain And Black Stool

Bad stomach ache for 1 week can't eat when I do tummy hurts worse this morning I had a really black stool.

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Bowel Disorders :: Dark Brown And Black Stool

I recently broke up with my girlfriend and had a few days of pretty heavy drinking, 12+ beers throughout the day and night each day. I have always been somewhat of a heavy drinker and shortly after those 3 rough days of being down and in a dark place, I started to notice my stool was very dark brown or on the verge of black. It doesn't stink though. I read up on reasons why this would happen and the bleeding obviously scared me because of the drinking. Although I also had been taking some Chlorella supplements that contain iron off and on but they never gave me this color stool before. Sometimes green. Along with some Pepto Bismol the day before but only 2 doses, which is another cause. Some purple flavored sports drinks and even prune juice. So all of this can add up to the dark colored stool from what I read but I am still very worried. My stomach has been uneasy and makes me feel like I don't want to eat anything. Not sure if it's an upset stomach or still from the hangover. I'm into day 2 now, and it is still there and unsure when it should go away if it was from something other than bleeding? It doesn't seem to be dark black like tar or stink so I am keeping my fingers crossed. I am 27 and have always been very healthy other than my drinking habit which I am obviously going to drop because this has scared the poop out of me

Its Friday now and have dropped all the supplements and juices to see if it goes away. Just not sure how long it would take to go back to normal since I took multiple things that could cause it. I guess otherwise I will be calling the doctor on Monday.

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Vascular Disorders :: 2 Black Veins/arteries Showing Under The Skin Of My Right Arm

I'm a 22yo female. 3 hours ago, I accidentally noticed 2 black veins/arteries showing under the skin of my right arm and 1 on my left arm. There was also a dark area near my right wrist. Then the black veins/arteries disappeared and more dark areas appeared. Also, one very dark bluish purple bruise appeared on my left thigh. It looks like a bruise you get after a physical trauma. It hurts very little when you press it. Other than that, I feel absolutely nothing weird.

I'm anemic and have been since I was a kid. My chest is tight most of the time. I'm not taking any meds regularly. But around 18 hours ago, I took a Brufen 400mg for a nasty headache I had. It's still there, btw.

It's 4 in the morning here so I can't go to a doctor right now. If you can give me an idea what it could be or even what kind of doctor to go to in the morning, I would appreciate it.

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Bowel Disorders :: Orange And Red Lines, Black Specks In Stools

It all started a few months ago when I noticed blood on my toilet paper. It was just a few spots. Then I started to notice these random red lines and also orange lines on my toilet paper. Then ii also started to notice these black specks and spots on my toilet paper. That was two months ago and these symptoms are still concurrent. Lately though I find that my bowel activities are strange. Ive been having to a lot more lately, Diarrhea, Constipation diarrhea.

And also last week my poop was completely green, and this morning my stool has these weird yellow round things in it. I know it wasn't corn as I haven't eaten that in a few months. The blood is usually bright red and sometimes its more of a dark maroon color. A few months ago I also had a weird a cold that made me have blood in my throat when i would clear my throat but it went away. I have also had shortness of breath and abdominal pains once in awhile.

I went to the doctor and they said that they will send me for a ultrasound but what are chances that this cancer?

I'm going to list all my symptoms.:

Blood on toilet paper once in a while. (Brighjt red and sometimes dark maroon...)

Black Specks/Spots on toilet paper once in a while.

Orange little lines, and also little red lines on toilet paper...

Frequent diarrhea/Runny stool.

Green Stool all day yesterday.

Today = Stool has yellow round things in it, looks like corn.

Abdominal pain sometimes,

Shortness of breath

Fatigue a lot of the time

Blood when clearing throat a few months ago but it never happened again.

I also went for a blood test when i had shortness of breathe a few months ago and they din't find anything.

Is it colon cancer?

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Bowel Disorders :: Stools Were Black And Sticky, They Are Now Dark Brown

A few weeks ago I noticed my stools were black and sticky, they are now dark brown, I also have indigestion after eating and a sore back after a nights sleep, any idea what is the cause ?

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Bowel Disorders :: Prolonged Diarrhea With Black Flakes And Yellow Mucus

For a bit over 3 weeks, I have had diarrhea. I was having 15-20 movements a day for the first week, but now it's closer to 6-10. There has been white and yellow mucus in the stools regularly, and they have varied a bit in consistency, but mostly have been watery. It smells very bad, and just a few days ago, lots of black flakes have been appearing in the stools; they look like coarse pepper grindings. I haven't had a fever, and just this morning started to develop some pain in the front right of my abdomen.

I've been tested for salmonella, c. diff, and likely a few other things via stool samples, and everything has come back negative. I also had a CAT scan which showed some inflammation in my colon, but everything else looked okay. Just this morning, I had a movement that was entirely mucus and black flakes which smelled like rotten eggs and burned quite bad coming out, and it freaked me out a bit. It might take a few days to set up the appointment for a colonoscopy, I'm wondering what is the possible prognosis, and at what point I would need to go to the ER.

I am 32, and have always been in good health. I stay active, and have no family history of cancer or digestive issues.

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Bowel Disorders :: Stool Dark/black And Smells Like Rotten Eggs

I had irregular bowel movements for months and i finally became regular the last two weeks but something is terribly wrong because my stool is dark/black and smells like rotten eggs every time, my nutrition is in check because i am a bodybuilder and i consume 30-35 grams of fiber every day and eat all the micro nutrients I need, my macro nutrients are roughly 80 grams of fat and 180 grams of protein and rest of the calories are carbs ( i eat around 3000 calories every day.

Note: I was eating the right amounts of nutrients even while constipated.

is there any health issue i could be facing?

BTW I am 18 years old.

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Toenail Not Growing Back After Filing It Away

There was a huge loose piece of cuticle on my big toe so I tried to file it away. Not realizing the file was digging into the matrix of my toenail, I soon found out after It grew out a centimeter or so with nothing showing but bare skin... It doesn't hurt, but I'm more concerned as to whether it will grow back... I did this a few weeks back and this is what I'm just now seeing, I don't see any signs of new nail coming out, I guess it takes time to produce, hopeful! I'm keeping it covered and clean to prevent infection. It's not red, swollen, or filled with blood underneath, it's just simply a hole in my toenail! Any advice or answers will be so greatly appreciated! I've attempted to post a link to a picture here, if It doesn't work, just imagine a toe with about half of the nail missing towards the cuticle.

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Nail Avulsion Under General Anaesthesia?

I'm having a partial nail avulsion next week sometime (still waiting for letter from hospital) would i be able to have general anaesthetic? i don't like the thought of being awake and i don't like the thought of having 3 injections in my toe! if you think i wont be able to have general anaesthetic what are the other things i can ask for?

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Fungal Nail Infection On My Toenails

In my teens I had a dreadful fungal nail infection on my toenails - for example the nail on my right sided big toe was completely yellow and crusting away, and all the nails were effected, but the doctor wouldn't prescribe the tablets I needed to clear it up as he said I was not old enough and that they can cause other problems anyway. So he always gave me anti fungal cream that I had to apply twice a day, but it never ever did a thing!

When I got a bit older (around 22, 6 years ago) I decided to give the tablets a go because I was so disgusted with my toenails and it was really effecting my self-confidence. To my amazement the infection started to clear up on most of my nails and things were looking positive. However I started to feel really ill, and thinking it was the tablets, I stopped taking them. My nails still for the most part looked good though.

But now my fungal infection is back again, and whilst my big toenails look almost normal and fine, the other toes, especially on my left foot, are a bit manky, some are even yellow. I don't know what to do about this really and was hoping someone could advise me. I would usually go to the doctors, but I am currently signed off work with what they say is anxiety/depression and extreme fatigue, and I have to go to the doctors enough as it is, and am also taking medication for the depression and also an underactive thyroid, so I don't really want to be taking more tablets - also I am starting to get really self-conscious about going to the doctors, almost feeling like they must be fed up to the back teeth with me, so I am nervous about going back with yet another problem

I know that back in the day (my teens) when I first had the problem, there was really only the anti-fungal cream, which as I said before, seemed to do nothing whatsoever, but now I always see adverts on TV with products that can be bought over the counter and say they clear up the infection completely. What I want to know is which product would you recommend, or would you say it is best to have a doctors appointment?

Also, does having the infection on my toes cause problems for other parts of the body? I am starting to wonder if there is a link with me having the fungal infection on my toes and my tiredness, as I read that yeast infections can cause fatigue.

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HIV Prevention :: Blood On Hand And Under Finger Nail

a while ago my friend cut his hand and some of his blood got onto my hand and under my fingernail.  I noticed dried blood under my fingernail the next morning.  

1. would the virus be dead before it touched my hand ?
2. can the virus get through under the finger nail ?
3. does dry skin and paper cuts allow entry into the bloodstream?
4. is this a no risk situation?
5. no need to test? .

i just need clarification as I'm not 100% sure.

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