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Light brown line along nail, melanoma

hi i have a grey/light brown line about 2-3mm going down the lengh of my nail , ive asked a doctor about it as im worried it might be melomoma because thats what it googled as! the doctor seemed to think it was a pregnancy thing and to see how it goes she said shes never seen a melonoma like that, but it looks like the pictures on google. im terrified
Asked On : Tue, 13 Mar 2012
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Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon 's  Response
Dear Madam/Sir

Subungal (under the nail) melanoma is a very rare disorder and thus it is very difficult to diagnose. However, it is very malignant and should be taken care of early in the course of the disease.

I would recommend you get a formal dermatological/plastic surgical consultation and even a tissue biopsy if the doctor thinks it is suspicious.

Do not lose anytime.

Take care

Answered: Sat, 8 Jun 2013
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