Please Help Me Identify Whatever This Weird Black Thing On My Finger Is.

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See that black dot?ย  I’ve had that on my finger now for about two weeks.ย  It kinda hurts if I mess with it, but otherwise I don’t really even notice that it’s there.ย  Mr. Mock says it’s a blood blister, but I don’t really know what that is or why I have it, or why it doesn’t seem to want to go away.

For those mockdockers out there who are also blood blister experts, does that sound right?ย  Or should I be all worried and freaked out that I’ve got some sort of melanoma?

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  • Jenn

    Its a blood blister… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Mockarena

    How long do these last? Because it doesn’t seem to be changing at all, or interested in going away whatsoever. ๐Ÿ™‚


    It is a blood blister and you will be JUST fine! Stick a pin in it and pop it and then squeeze really hard – LOL!!!

  • Rachel

    I’m irritated that you are the mother of a small child and still manage to have nails that look that nice. However, I’m not that upset because you’re not also thin and gorgeous. Oh…wait…

  • SunnyAZ

    Blood blister and I too think that you can just pop it.

  • Victor

    Blood blister. Sometimes they’re actually small clots and you have to dig them out with a pin after the clot hardens.

    (The cynic in me says it’s also the future with Obamacare, where you have to ask other people what this is because you can’t get an appointment with your doctor.)

  • Tish

    Mock, it’s a blood blister. If you pop and drain it, it’ll go away quicker than if you just leave it alone. I usually always leave mine alone.

    BTW, please tell me those nails are not real! You can’t be THAT perfect, can you?

  • Cynicat

    Yeah, what they said ^…I have one on my palm. Not that big. It’s just a pinprick. Damaged capillaries. Like a tattoo of blood. It won’t go away on it’s own, take a sanitized pin to it.

  • Mockarena

    This picture of my pinkie nail, with half of the polish chipped off, is especially for you, Rachel. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Larry Sheldon

    I am not a doctor or other credentialed medical professional.

    I am, however, a father of three active and athletic daughters, husband to an active and athletic wife, and life-long, unlimited DIYer, traveler of the deserts and mountains, amateur chef, baker, and cook; and other more minor accomplishments.

    Based on the photograph, I think you have a blood-blister, either from having pinched it (the finger) in something like a three-ring binder-ring, or (rarely) from an insect stab that got a lucky hit on a capillary.

    I suggest you do NOT “pop” it00that opens an unnecessary path for infection.

    Pretty soon it will dry out and the pain will disappear. Over time as the layers of skin wear away naturally the dried bit of blood will be exposed and will disappear.

  • formerly jim

    I think it’s a tiny turtle that has invaded your finger to lay egg. I’m sorry, that’s mean. It’s probably a blood blister.

  • Anonymous

    formerly jim, that is soooo mean (but really funny).

    Yeah, it’s a blood blister (I thought that before clicking through to the comments).

    My guess is that it’s DRIED blood which is why it’s not going away – the blood is just trapped under the skin with nowhere to go. I personally am a scab picker (TMI?) so I would mess with it and [email protected] the potential consequences which are likely minor to none. Maybe take a pin and prick it (it won’t hurt) and then kind of pull the skin off the top of it and then just dig out the dried blood. Or take a pair of nail clippers (have Mr. Mock do it rather) and just snip that bit off. Basically, if you can remove the skin over it (and that you won’t feel, I guarantee) then you can just flick the dried blood off your finger! It’s so tiny, the risk of infection is really nothing to worry about, and you can always put neosporin on it, or just wash your hand really well.

  • Hannah955

    I’m Anonymous (March 3, 12:15 am)!

  • Hannah955

    PS (I always seem to post in threes) – I don’t think the “squeeze real hard” idea is going to work that well if only because the blood is very likely dry so it’s not going to ooze out…

  • Rick’s Cafe

    While I’m not doctor, I have been known to play one on the inter-nets.
    You’ve got a medical emergency!
    We need to get you sedated as quickly as possible before we begin with the procedure. I’m thinking this a pretty big job, requiring not 1, but 2 bottles of wine for the anesthetic as I’m pretty sure that blood clot has probably dried by now and draining won’t be an option. I know you can handle the procedure ’cause anyone brave enough to flaunt those nails and bling can easily handle a 2 bottle hang-over….when shall we begin?
    On the other hand, if you have the time, patience and can tolerate looking at it, your body will eventually dissolve and absorb that tiny amount of blood sitting under the skin.

  • Yvonne

    Pop it already!

  • Mockarena

    So it sounds like mockdockers have reached a verdict, and that what I have is a blood blister. Cue Mr. Mock saying, “I TOLD YOU.” ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks everyone. I love it when my entire commenting community reassures me that I don’t have melanoma. YAY!

  • Doctor B

    I was going to comment days ago, because I am a doctor(hence the screen name), but it looked like you guys had it covered. You don’t need a piece of paper to diagnose :o)

    In the future, look for A,B,C,D

    Asymmetry(one part is different than the other)yours looks the same all the way around.
    Borders (irregular edges) your little bump is nice and round….that wasn’t meant to sound dirty.
    Color- yours is uniform in color.
    Diameter- it appears less than 6 MM…why are we using metric in the USA???

  • amcneil2644

    Blood blister – just pop it and it will heal right up

  • Tim

    I had one of those once. I had to have my finger amputated.

    Just kidding.

  • Jan

    Just curious – did that blood blister ever go away? I have one too.

  • Mockarena

    Yes – it did! Just like everyone said it would! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sam

    A little late, but I think it’s a booger.

  • nunya busness

    This is the future calling. How are those impossible wait times going for you?

  • Zubieta

    Did it go away? I have something just like that on my pinky ttoe out of nowhere, hopefully it’s a blood blister.

  • Mockarena

    Yup! It went away! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Vicky

    Hi just wondering if yours was raised at all? Ive found something similar on my 8 year old daughters leg but its not as round and slighty risen/rough should i be concerned?