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Melanoma Under Toenail Symptoms
I have MS. On Copaxone. I have discoloration under BOTH big toenails. Could this be melanoma? Or MS related?
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A condition in which some element of your skin--which is one of the most complex organs in the body--degenerates into cancer. The three most common types of skin cancer are: basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use and ...Read more
Could I have acral lentiginous melanoma? I have a thick white nail streak on my toenail that has been there for about a year. I am half black.
Horizontal dark spot across second toenail, appeared rather suddenly and no pain. Could it just be a hematoma or a subungual melanoma?
Hello. I've noticed a light brown mark underneath my big toenail. No trauma that I can think of it does not hurt. Had melanoma on nose 5 yrs ago?
See doctor: Melanomas can occur under nails. Given your history, it is prudent that you see a doctor to ascertain if the lesion needs to be removed.
About 5 mm black spot on my toenail. It's on the white part (the nail where it grows). The spot grew bigger upward in 2 day. Could it be melanoma?
Trauma?: Do you remember any trauma to the toenail? A collection of blood underneath the toenail can also appear like this. The safest thing to do is to show this to your friendly dermatologist. While it would be rare of a 20 year old to have a melanoma, it does happen occasionally. Remember to protect your skin. Limit your exposure to UV radiation. Wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30See 1 more doctor answer
Black tiny spot on my toenail. I cut the nail portion off and dark spot came off with the nail. Left a pinkish wound on the skin. Scared abt melanoma?
5 yr old with brownish streak on toenail. Appt w/DERMATOLOGIST this Tues. Recovery time/pain if biopsied? How likely is it Melanoma for a child?
ANSWER: Post-op pain should be minimal. Recovery should be fairly quick. To my knowledge, there may be less than ten reports in the scientific literature of subungual melanoma in kids, so not common.
I have a light brown patch on my toenail, vertically oriented, in left upper corner (left foot) had melanoma in leg years ago, should I be worried?
I have melanoma under my toenail. Now, a tiny mole typelump has appeared on the sole of my foot. Is it possible thatthe melanoma has spread?
Biopsy on 3 toenails with longitudinal streaks. No evidence of melanocytes (melanoma) or fungus. Consistent with scar tissue. Patho and Dr stumped???
Event marker...: I wish I knew if all three toenails involved were on the same foot., or even contingent toes. Longitudinal markings do not have to be from melanoma or fungus. The streaks come from the nail matrix area. Something has caused the root to mark the the new nails as they grow. This could be from chemical, thermal or physical damage to the root areas. Sometime it's permanent and other times temporary.See 1 more doctor answer
Is toenail melanoma on the nail bed, or within the nail? I had a bruise like spot (no trauma) appear, but was able to cut about half of it off.
A streak: It appears as a dark streak in the direction the nail goes. If you have a concerning lesion under your toenail you should see your friendly dermatologist.See 2 more doctor answers
I recently noticed a light brown stripe going down my thumbnail. Could it be a melanoma? I'm black & struggle with toenail fungus but not on my hands.
I understand your co: Your concern is valid as melanoma in blacks affects nail beds more often than in whites. But what it is too early to tell. I would advise you to look closely at the upper end of the nail fold (near the skin junction) and see if there is any growth or redness there. Also watch this streak for any changes over the next few weeks. If it changes, i.e. Becomes darker or larger, then see a dermatologist
Thick: Melanomas are considered thin when they are less than 1 mm thick and they are considered thick when they are greater than 4 mm thick. If your melanoma is truly 1.5 cm thick, this would indeed be a very thick melanoma. Check with your doctor to be sure about the depth and that it is not 1.5 mm. A 1.5 cm melanoma would be at high risk for lymph node and distant spread and has a poor prognosis.See 2 more doctor answers
Dark area appeared overnight on my three weeks ago. Someone may have stepped on my foot that night but im not sure. I'm scared of melanoma. Thank you?
So have the: Skin biopsied...A 2mm punch is all the skin needed and this way you will be at peace.
I just noticed a freckle on the bottom of my foot that was not there before. How do I know if it is plantar melanoma?
See your doctor: While this might be something very benign, it is important that you see your doctor with something that is very new or changed in appearance. You might need a biopsy to determine what it is, and appropriate care started. Some skin lesions can get worse quickly (such as melanoma). Get it looked at!See 4 more doctor answers
I have a dark brown flat patch on the top of my left foot formonths and two tiny patches on the right foot. I was told by afriend that its likely melanoma. Is it true?
Any pigmented lesion: Should be examined. However, not every pigmented lesion is a melanoma. Doctors, podiatrists and dermatologists alike may use a dermascope to better study the lesion or take a biopsy if they deem it suspicious in nature. Asymmetry, irregular border color changes and diameter of lesion are all signs that are looked at.See 3 more doctor answers
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Same treatment: Treatment will be dictated by the same features as any melanoma: physical exam for possible metastatic disease, tumor thickness, ulceration, and mitotic rate. Thus the treatment will likely include wide excision and possibly sentinel node biopsy. The main difference for this location is that reconstruction of the primary site could require skin graft or a flap.See 3 more doctor answers