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Prairie Path Foot & Ankle Clinic

Q
I have a dark spot underneath one of my toenails - should I be concerned?

A

It's always a good idea to get suspicious discolorations on our skin checked out once a year, whether it be with a dermatologist or a primary care physician. If your particular spot is underneath a nail, you can schedule an appointment with one of our podiatrist to have it examined. In some cases, they may suggest a biopsy be taken to rule out various skin cancers. This is a routine in-office procedure that causes some discomfort in the toe for a couple days, but has the potential to save your life!

-Erin K.