Hi there. I was wanting someone to chat to, I've got a dark line on my thumbnail which has been there for a couple of years, its gotten worse and now have another on my toe, I phoned to speak to book a doctors appointment which I'm waiting on a phone call tomorrow. The receptionist at the doctors laughed when I told her and now I'm embarrassed that I'm just wasting their time? Just wondered if anyone else has experienced the same? Thank you xx
Please don't think you are wasting the GP's time - it's terrible that the receptionist laughed & I would be putting a complaint in if it was me.
I hope you get your GP phone call today - they may ask you to send photos of your nails so they can decide if it's something easily treatable or if you need a referral to dermatology where it can be checked fully. Subungual melanoma is quite rare & it usually only affects one nail so there is a very good chance that your nail problem isn't melanoma. That said, it definitely needs checking out so don't feel embarrassed about speaking to your GP.
Good luck & please let us know how you get on,
Angie (melanoma patient)