Fingernail melanoma

Common Questions and Answers about Fingernail melanoma

nail

While the first three are benign, fourth one which is melanoma is malignant. Now to rule out melanoma, you need to get it examined from a dermatologist and get a physical examination done. In subungual melanoma, it usually presents as a wide (>3mm) new or changing pigment band in a single nail. Dermoscopic examination may reveal more details showing pigmented lines of varying colour, width and spacing and this examination can be done by a dermatologist.
Without a picture I feel I should mention these diagnosis just to cover all bases, though they are rare but important. Dark discoloration of the nails COULD indicate a acrolentiginous melanoma, nevomelanocytic nevus of the nail matrix or an endocarditis but I stress these are VERY rare. If worried look up the symptoms of the above and see if you match, www.dermatlas.org/derm/ is a good place to start. Any further questions feel free to ask.
Hi, I'm not sure if anyone here is familiar with melanoma. For the last several months I have had a streak in the middle of my right ring fingernail. It finally grew out but then returned. I'm going to have a biopsy and I'm extremely worried. The dermatologist said it wasn't highly suspicious but for peace of mind have a biopsy. Another doctor said it was more than 80% chance it was nothing. I'm still very concerned. The streak is very small not even 1mm in width but is about 8mm long.
About two months ago my fingernail developed a black mark near the nailbed. It has since continued up toward the top of the nail while changing brownish now puple with the uppermost tip is turning white. I have an appointment in October.It doesn't hurt and does not appear to look fungal according to my doctor. Is October to long to wait? I read that melanoma can develop under the nail.
kind doctor, six months or so and I 'appearance a black stripe on right thumb nail. I made a skin examination, you and 'the doubt which may be a melanoma fingernail. I 'was prescribed biopsy, but' in 45 days. Do you not think too far as a date?
2mm in width, no Hutch sign to the naked eye and the nail plate is not disfigured. I have read that subungual melanoma is usually black-brown, and irregular. I have made an appointment with a derm but have had to wait almost six weeks ( in that time nothing has changed) ,but I am quite nervous and just wanted an opinion. I guess I want to know about how often SM is faint in color and less than 3mm.
2mm in width, no Hutch sign to the naked eye and the nail plate is not disfigured. I have read that subungual melanoma is usually black-brown, and irregular. I have made an appointment with a derm but have had to wait almost six weeks ( in that time nothing has changed) ,but I am quite nervous and just wanted an opinion. I guess I want to know about how often SM is faint in color and less than 3mm.
Can Doxil cause fingernail discoloration? Over the past 2 weeks, I have developed a thin, vertical, asymmetrical black discoloration originating from the base of my ring fingernail. It started as a pinpoint at the base of the nail underu the cuticle area. It seems to have grown quickly over the past 2 weeks to 4 mm in length. It is dark black at the base of the nail and lightens to a grey as it extends to the widest part which is 2 mm. No pain and no trauma.
A dermatologist should recognise melanoma. You could come right out and ask why they think it isn't melanoma and the answer might put your mind at ease. Take care.
I have noticed that on my right thumb I have a small dark colored line going vertically in the middle of my fingernail, also on the same thumb I have about 5 ridges? running horizontal, they don't extend from end to end though. I also have a tiny line on my left index finger near the end of the fingernail. No other ridging on any other nail. Can anybody suggest what this may be? I've been worried for a little while now. Thank you.
However one of the concerning causes of this disorder is subungual melanoma. I can understand your concern but to completely rule it out, an examination by a dermatoscope is needed. The features that most commonly occur with melanoma include a brown background hue, the presence of irregular longitudinal lines, and the presence of micro-Hutchinson sign which has been described as pigmentation of the cuticle that is only appreciable with use of a dermatoscope.
If a dark spot or streak appears on any nail, and is not the result of an injury, it must be examined by a dermatologist to rule out melanoma. I would recommend that you have this evaluated further by your doctor or be referred to a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and management. Take care and regards.
Has anyone had fingernail changes while on Doxil? Over the past 2 weeks, I have developed a thin, vertical, asymmetrical black discoloration originating from the base of my ring fingernail. A google search points to the possibility of a melanoma. Of course I am hoping for this to be a side-effect of chemo. Any insights? Thanks so much.
Is it true hat if a diagnosed mole under your fingernail that does not involve cuticle means itis NOT melanoma? Should all lines, diagnoses of a mole line in your fingernail be biopsied?
Hello, It can be due to plantar nevi, lichen planus or melanoma. Melanoma has an irregular border, is asymmetrical,uneven color and increasing in size. You need to get it evaluated from a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps.
Hi, It is near-impossible to easily remove a melanoma completely at home with tweezers. Melanoma is a skin cancer that infiltrates and grows within the substance of the skin, hence will not be easy to scrape off like a scab. It requires surgery, where skin is cut and removed. Jet black lesions should be checked by a skin doctor. But dont panic. I think that these are more likely to be benign in your case. Pl let me know how your skin consult goes. Good luck!
They are so small - but a friend said they had a pinhead sized black mark and had to have half the skin from his chest removed because it was melanoma.
Hello, Longitudinal lines across the nail can be due to vitiligo, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and if they are dark striations then melanoma should be thought of. You should get it checked from a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps.
I was also having episodes of RaynaudRaynaud's phenomenon's PhenomenonRaynaud's phenomenon Raynaud’s phenomenon on my fingersAmputated finger Amyloidosis on the fingers Clubbed fingers Cryoglobulinemia - of the fingers Herpes zoster (shingles) on the hand and fingers Janeway lesion on the finger Kawasaki's disease, peeling of the fingertips Nail abnormalities Replantation of digits Ringworm, tinea manuum on the finger Skin cancer, melanoma on the fingernail and toes.
Then, earlier this month, the same spot looked horrible--dark and purplish. So I scraped it with my fingernail, and it bled and clear pus came out. Clear pus continued to weep out. So then it formed a scab. Of course, being anxious, I picked at the scab. The redness and inflammation continued.
hi i am only 19 years old. i just had a baby about 5 months ago...n i had a c section....anyway 3 months after i had my baby i had been very sick.......i've been feelin fatigue...n when i be on my menestration i have real big blood clots...then one day i woke u n i happen to look at my nails and there where these spliter like blood clots in my name....i was very terrified....i had asked around but i didnt get no answer......
I experienced those flashing lights several months ago and passed them off as stess, alergies, etc. I later found that I had a condition called Choroidal Melanoma, which can be deadly as it is cancer. I was sent to Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia which is world renoun for treating this type condition. Many of the people I met there were initially treated for different things such as Freckles, folds, etc,- some for many months, that ended up actually being this Ocular Melanoma condition.
And I have been reading stories online where people have had moles removed, and margins were clear but it turned out pathology was wrong and they ended up finding that out after they had a secondary melanoma spread throughout their body years down the road. I am so terrified about this happening to me. I really can't see how my derm would have missed someting, he seems very competant.
I recently moved to CA and lay out maybe once a week, but I have always spent time in the sun. I really haven't done much out of the ordinary. Melanoma runs in my family and I have found two pre-cancerous moles already so I am always concerned when it comes to my skin.
Finally, the infection seem to complete it's course, but left the skin on her finger looking different and her fingernail completely damaged (a new one is presently growing back) Now it seems this is happening again to another finger. Since yesterday, her skin is infected, sore and inflamed right around her nail and there are distinct small,dark, red-brown spots on her finger tip. Please advise. I hate to think of her going through this again. There is a coincidence...
I have no history of extensive sun exposure (grew up in a very northern latitude) and no family history of melanoma. I've had a couple of smaller moles on stalks before (under arm, on shoulder) that actually just fell off on their own. I don't have many moles, and the ones I have are quite small on the arms and legs. I've had two moles removed in my life. Both were benign, but the one removed from my lower leg a couple of years ago exhibited some 'atypical cells'.
I am having some bizarre symptoms for about 5 weeks now. My dentist found elevated bp at a routine appointment, which I thought was strange, since I had a complete cardiological workup in January (echocardiogram, holter monitor, 24 hr monitor, ekg, stress/echo test, blood work, carotid doppler) and a ct scan and u/s of the abdomen and pelvis. The only thing showing up on the ct was diverticulosis which i've had for years.
They vary in size, but the largest would is probably larger than a fingernail at arm's length. I have had an MRI of my optic nerves, but I never went back for the results (fool). Can you see yours on an Amlser grid? can you see through it? Astroturf, I can't look directly at my spots, since they don't move and aren't at my point of focus (yet!). they behave exactly as your does, with the curtains, window etc.
MedHelp Health Answers