... it was somehow different. It had become a stripe that starts at the base of my toenail and goes all the way to the top with the colors varying from light tan to dark brown. After some research, which by the way was pretty scary, I made an appointment to have it checked and was told it needed to be biopsied. ... (0 replies)
... I have a growth from under my toenail cuticle. I would really like to know what it is. It began growing about a year ago. I cut it off many times but it just grows right back.
It's a pale pink in colour, partly transparent. It has a small dark spot on the end of it (could be caused from cutting it off long ago?). It's about 5mm long at the moment and cylindrical in shape.
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... What the report says is that she didn't get actual skin from the mole, just the upper portion where it was only slightly discolored, if discolored at all. You will need another biopsy performed. This time, they need to get an actual portion of the mole to perform the test to see if there are any cancerous cells. If there are none, surgery isn't required - if there are... (9 replies)
... A nail mole grows in the matrix or root of the nail which lies deep under and behind the cuticle area (proximal nail fold.) If she didn't get the biopsy from this area, then she didn't get where she needed to be. The doctor has to get the biopsy from the actual mole and not the line it creates. The line is just discolored skin on the nail bed from the nole. You might want... (9 replies)
... matologist because I am a 33 year old white female and i have a black thin line under my thumb nail for the last 4 weeks. It goes from the tip all the way to the cuticle but not discoloring the cuticle. ... (9 replies)
... A tiny dark line that grows forward with the nail plate, but does not grow from under the cuticle all the way to the free edge is more than likely a splinter hemorraghe. ... (9 replies)
... Nail Melanoma is usually characterized by a brown line that runs from under the cuticle all the way to the free ede and stays there. If it is a tiny black line that looks very much like a splinter, then it is a splinter hemorraghe. ... (9 replies)
... I noticed a black line, about the size of a hair startin from the cuticle a week or two ago. It runs down the length of my nail, after reading the forum I'm wonderin if its melanoma. ... (9 replies)
No from looking at pictures on line it looks like the proxima nail fold or eponychium. What I thought was the cuticle.
What do you think? (3 replies)
... I have a dark spot right below my thumb nail on the cuticle. It appeared 2 days ago, a bit lighter, now is very dark. It almost looks like a spot of ink. ... (3 replies)
... I know that this problem may never go away.... but the fact that it loosk like it has spread down to the cuticle really makes me feel tht it is out of control. ... (2 replies)
... The dark spot is just a spot of blood from agressively pushing back the overgrown cuticle. ... (4 replies)
... ar followed by tea tree oil on the nails. This seems to be working great. The new growth of the nails look clear. Before I started this my 2 little toes had tiny dark spots on the tips near the sides but this went completely away about a week after starting treatment. ... (4 replies)
... in which event you should see your physician. Dark lines can also be permanent damage to the matrix due to severe nail biting which compromises the surface of the nail plate. ... (1 replies)
... and have never gone away. The dark vertical lines go from the cuticle to the tip of my nail, with some lines darker and wider than others. Some fingers have multilple lines. ... (1 replies)
... The Line Does Not Start At The Cuticle Though, Does That Make Any Difference It Starts About Halfway Up. And What About The Dark Spot On My Thumbnail, Any Ideas For That One? ... (4 replies)
... If the line is running vertical from the cuticle to the free edge, you should seriously have this checked our by your doctor. ... (4 replies)
... You sound like me. :)
I've been frustrated with this for over 6 months now, and it's driving me crazy....I posted a blurt about it a few weeks ago.
My line sounds similiar to yours. It's never very dark (purplish-bronzy), it's barely 1 mm wide, but it looks like it doesn't go all the way down, most of the time. With a light source behind my thumb, it clearly doesn't go... (4 replies)
... It sounds more like a nail 'mole' to me which grows in the matrix (the half-moon part). Nail moles can be cancerous, so you should see your physician for a diagnosis. If they do find a melanoma, they will have to cut it out and your nail will forever grow in damaged if it grows in at all. (4 replies)
... brown lines down the middle of the nail, but my situation is a little different. I have had this dark thin line down the middle of my thumb for over a year now. Sometimes the dark line is from the cuticle to the tip and sometimes it only covers half the nail. ... (4 replies)