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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Beneath / within: If you have any doubt about a melanoma on the nail, get right with a physician who's good at this sort of thing.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
See a doctor: Your nail needs to be examined by your doctor, preferably by a dermatologist. After examination you will be guided further. A close watch for change i ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
The answer is, NO. : Melanoma is not contagious. So you can not get it from others. The most commno contagious conditions are chronic infections of the nail such as a fung ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Melanoma generally: doesn't appear on the nails. Look more on the skin, scalp, neck, other areas for signs.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Surgical Oncologist: You are going to require some exam of the lymph nodes as well as care and possible amputation of the toe.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
35 years experience Podiatry
It depends: Melanoma can be in the nail bed under the nail or back in the matrix or root of the nail. Get it checked. Melanoma is a serious malignancy.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
It: It could be any of these.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
35 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Subungual Melanoma: Possible but highly unlikely. See a dermatologist to be sure.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Either: Both can effectively remove a localized melanoma in the foot. A dermatologist would be better versed to deal with systemic spread should that occur.
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