Hi,I noticed the black line on a toe nail around 4 months ago,went to see my GP,he referred me to a specialist,waited 3 weeks and went in to hospital 4 days ago to have the nail and the lesion removed from the nail bed so a biospy can be done,just a waiting game now.
Hi everyone, I have been going through kind of the same thing with a brown stripe on baby toenail. I had to wait 8 days until I saw my dermatologist after referral by doctor and it was an excruciating wait!! When the dermatologist did check my toe with the Dermoscope and cut down my toenail she told me it was melanonchyia and that she was not concerned. However I have to go back for a 3 month check up which will be in Feb she wanted me to come back due to me being fair skinned, my anxiety is sky high at the moment as I’m constantly thinking she might see something sinister this time I’m just praying I will be ok. Good luck and best wishes to everyone going through this it’s so scary but earlier the diagnosis the better the outcome so please don’t wait or ignore it. See your doctor ASAP!
Hope your check up in Feb will be fine. It is indeed hard not to feel worrying. At the moment, before I get to see anyone, I'm just trying to stay positive, and read as much about it as I could.
I am quite baffled as I don't exposed to sun often nor do I use sun bed at all. And it seems diet could be one of the contribution to my skin problems (I also have some sort of hand dermatitis), so I've decided to make my diet as nutrient as possible, to allow enough enzeyme and antioxidants and Vitamin D be absorbed. Hopefully it will at least some way help to slow down or improve any issues I'm experiencing. I guess that's all I could do for now until I get to see someone, also to make myself feel better.
I reckon that through GP, and wait for referral to see a dermatologist might perhaps take up to 1-2 months. Honestly I don't know if I can function normally to have the worrying thought playing in the back of my mind all the time. I just checked if I can book myself to see a private dermatologist, and turned out I still have to wait for a few weeks to see one! That possibly means NHS will have a longer waiting list. >.<