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      I’m hoping people on the forum can provide me any kind of reassurance as I wait for my doctor appointment. Today I noticed 3 or 4 brown parallel streaks going down my middle finger. It’s only on one hand but is worrisome. It’s worth noting that I did jam this middle finger fairly badly, but This was months ago, at least 6 months or more. I only recently noticed these streaks.
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          Hi Rocky,

          There are MANY things that can cause a brown discoloration of the skin. Yes, melanoma is one. As is injury and a wide variety of other skin afflictions. Phytophoto dermatitis – a chemical reaction between the sun and various liquids (perfume, citric juice from many sources, etc) is one often seen in summer months. As the liquids run down the fingers (or other affected body part) and are then exposed to sun light, they leave a brown streak or splotch where they were.

          So…best to wait to see what your doctor thinks and see if you need a biopsy. I wish you my best. celeste

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