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What does a black spot under the finger nail indicate?

i have noticed a black spot under my fingernail. i also have noticed a yellow discoloration of this same fingernail i have had problems with toenail fungus for years nothing has worked for that i even had laser treatment for toenails with no improvement i am worried does that black spot mean anything how can i treat a fingernail fungus if that is what this is? thank u
Mon, 8 Oct 2018
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Hi,

A black spot under the fingernail could be a bleeder. It could be fungal too. Do you have any associated health condition? Fingernail fungus can be treated easily. If it's not responding to the standard treatment we have to rule out other causes. Please attach a picture of it and your medical history or visit a nearby Dermatologist, he will be able to treat this.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Melita Wesley,
General & Family Physician
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