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Re: Subungual Melanoma

14 Sep 2017 15:37 in response to kat_86
Hiya. I went to the hospital and the doctor thought it was trauma.. he said to leave it a few months to see if it would grow out (in this case it's nothing to worry about), and if it stayed to come back in for further checks. The brown mark grew out so wasn't a problem and turned out to be where I've knocked it. Is the new growth seperate to the previous or the same? I'd take some pictures and try see if it moves at all in the mean time. I wouldn't worry though! Especially as you said there was a bruise there before. X

Re: Subungual Melanoma

9 Oct 2017 19:40 in response to kat_86

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.

Re: Subungual Melanoma

2 Dec 2017 09:32 in response to kuga

Can you give me some more information on the biopsy please as I have a appointment next friday. I have 2 black lines on both toes .

Thanks

Re: Subungual Melanoma

19 Dec 2017 17:36 in response to chalmers30
Hi there I was recently diagnosed with malignant melanoma in my nail too.started off as fungus nail infection then over he years went progressively worst till the nail disappeared.just waiting for an amputation of middle finger.an ultra scan showed last Friday that it hasn't spread thank God! But it's the waiting now.my finger has been out of use for a while as it's bandaged up.

Re: Subungual Melanoma

1 Jan 2018 22:57 in response to CRUK Nurse Julia
Hello Julia Sorry I have a quick question to ask. As far as I’ve been reading about melanoma, the sooner you get diagnosed the better the scenario. For that matter, would it help to make an appointment directly with a dermatologist? I’m afraid going through GP, and then refer to a specialist in a local NHS hospital will take ages. I have a blurry black line appeared on my right thumb all of the sudden, and in the same week I discovered there’s a patch of skin (1 cm long) appeared brown-ish on my groin area. On top of that, I have been suffering some kind of hand dermatitis for a few years, it comes and go and have not thought much of it. Until I read about what it could be with a black line in one finger or toe, and then read about Actinic Keratosis. All very scary at the moment. Any words of advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much for your time in advance. kind regards, Bernadette

Re: Subungual Melanoma

2 Jan 2018 00:38 in response to bernadette_m

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! 

Re: Subungual Melanoma

3 Jan 2018 13:50 in response to AnxietyGirl

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. >.<

 

 

Re: Subungual Melanoma

3 Jan 2018 14:12 in response to bernadette_m
If done through GP they have to get you an appointment within two weeks.