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Brown marks nearby tissues in my right hand finger. What could be cause of it ?

Hi Doctor , Good morning. Just 1 day before I noticed that some brown marks are appearing in the nearby tissues( just in the side edge of nail ) of my fingernails. Kindly may i know the reason for the same. Thanks, Ramesh
Asked On : Fri, 28 Jan 2011
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Nephrologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query

Brown color marks sometimes means a clotted blood which is benign and will go away on its own. I am assuminng as i have to examined u. If it grows in size, becomes painful or u become febrile meet a doctor immediately

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Answered: Thu, 18 Aug 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Jitender Chauhan's  Response
Hello, welcome to HCM. Nail plate pigmentation (melanonychia) is a rather common clinical occurrence. Melanonychia striata, or longitudinal melanonychia (LM), is characterized as either a dark brown or brown-black longitudinal band on a toenail or fingernail. The three most common variants of LM are melanocytic nevus, melanotic macule, and melanoma in situ. There have been reports of melanocytic nevus and melanotic macules progressing to melanomas. You must visit a dermatologist to get it evaluated. You may need a biopsy of it. Wish you good health.
Answered: Thu, 18 Aug 2011
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