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... Go to the derm, they will confirm it is trauma but they might have to cut a bit of the nail and send a specimen off to the lab. ... (2 replies)
... growing with my nail for the last couple of years, probably 3 years now. ... (0 replies)
... What to do next? See your dermatologist. A growth in the matrix can signify a nail melanoma (mole) that may or may not be malignant. This isn't something to fool around with. (1 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)
... Another thing that can cause a black spot under nail is a "blood blister", usually from some trauma to the nail with bleeding underneath it. That can be identified from melanoma, because it moves forward with growth of the nail, where a melanoma does not. ... (6 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)
... 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. It's on my left thumb, but the thing is that it's moved up, and there's no more dark line at the bottom of the nail. (9 replies)
... I don't blame you! ANY change in the nail plate is cause for concern and bleeding under the nail plate comes under that category. I do not suspect melanoma because it is characterized by a wide dark brown line that runs from the cuticle straight out to the free edge. ... (14 replies)
... generally developes in the matrix and is evidenced by a brown, fairly wide line that extends from the matrix all the way to the free edge. A nail mole can be benign or malignant and should be immediately seen to by your physician. ... (5 replies)
... The nail is actually pulling away from the skin but is not getting thicker or turning yellow. Thanks for replying, just need someone to talk to right now. ... (6 replies)
... It is possible to get a melanoma under the nail, so it is good you are getting this checked. In fact, I would get a second opinion from a dermatologist if there is any doubt whatsoever. ... (6 replies)
... I've just come across this forum after doing research online about nail health care. ... (0 replies)
... black spot under each of my big toe nails. My podiatrist said I am probably okay, but at first he was concerned about melanoma. ... (0 replies)
... I have the same thing...2 years now. Went to the dermatologist because I was scared. She showed me a picture of a melanoma in a book. The line was VERY dark and think. Mine is very light. She said there are many reasons for nail lines and not to worry about it. ... (1 replies)
... A nail melanoma is a growth in the matrix where the nail plate cells are developed. the result is always a brown line that runs from under the proximal nail fold to the free edge. A white line is more than likely a ridge on the nail bed. ... (16 replies)
... Thank you for your advice! I will see if I can get an appointment (5 replies)
... PS . . . if you notice a black spot under your toenail or something that looks like a bruise under the nail, you should see a dermatologist immediately. There's a deadly but thankfully rare form of melanoma that starts under the toenail. ... (5 replies)
... If it is very tiny and looks like a splinter, it is simply a splinter hemmoraghe and is nothing to worry about. If it runs from under the cuticle all the way to the free edge, it is more than likely a nail melanoma that has grown in the matrix. ... (1 replies)
... If the line is very dark and grows from under the cuticle area all the way to the free edge, you may very well have a nail melanoma. ... (7 replies)
... If there is a dark brown or black streak in the nail that begins from under the cuticle and grows all the way to the free edge, then ther eis a very large chance that you may have a melanoma growing in the matrix. ... (2 replies)

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