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I have a toenail that has a black stripe on it. What does…

I have a toenail...

I have a toenail that has a black stripe on it. What does this mean

Doctor's Assistant: What are your symptoms? Have you used any medication for this?

No medication.

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this?

Really, I have no symptoms.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I dislocated the foot the nail is on 38 years ago. I have always had numbness in that foot.

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3/13/2018
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Can you send me a picture of the nail? Let me know.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
How?

You can attach the picture here in this thread. If you can not figure it then you can send the picture to customer service and they will forward it to me.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Please see pic
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Did you receive the pic?

This looks like a subungual hematoma, which means that you bumped the toe and didn't notice it because you have numbness which resulted in blood to collect between the nail bed and the nail plate. This is especially true if the black mark is decreasing in size. The other cause can be a fungal infection in which case the black spot should grow out with the nail.

This does not look like a melanoma but I would still advise that you go and see your Dermatologist for an up-close examination under a magnifying glass if this does not seem to be getting better in a week.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
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