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Subungual melanoma: nail bed discoloration or nail plate? my nail plate has a horizontal band 1/2cm across but skin underneath is normal. confused

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
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 in the size of discoloration or the skin around will guide the doctor further. Keep good photographs to detect changes over time(weekly). Good luck

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Last updated Oct 12, 2018

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