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I have these white tough material strings that are under the nails and are fading, however in the process they are turning dark part way.... Melanoma?

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Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology
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In brief: Most likely not

Unlikely that melanoma would appear on multiple nails at same time.
A fungal infection of nails can cause nails to become thicker, crumbly, white or yellow & sometimes turn dark. Also, melanoma of nail tends to involve proximal nail fold (hutchinson sign). Since melanoma of the nail is a very serious condition, please have your nails evaluated by a dermatologist to make sure.

In brief: Most likely not

Unlikely that melanoma would appear on multiple nails at same time.
A fungal infection of nails can cause nails to become thicker, crumbly, white or yellow & sometimes turn dark. Also, melanoma of nail tends to involve proximal nail fold (hutchinson sign). Since melanoma of the nail is a very serious condition, please have your nails evaluated by a dermatologist to make sure.
Dr. Emily Altman
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Unclear

Does not sound like the typical symptom of subungal melanoma.
However you should have your friendly dermatologist take a look.

In brief: Unclear

Does not sound like the typical symptom of subungal melanoma.
However you should have your friendly dermatologist take a look.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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