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Nodular Melanoma….can you also get Subungual melanoma?

Forums Cutaneous Melanoma Community Nodular Melanoma….can you also get Subungual melanoma?

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    Jahendry12
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      Is it possible, or has anyone ever had one type of melanoma and then develop another?  Trying not too worry too much but have bruise like marks on both big toes. Could also be from blood thinners is am on. 

      Thanks for any info. 

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        jennunicorn
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          NED

          Very very rare to have two diff types of mel. Mel under the nail does not look like a bruise, looks like a streak, and would only show up under one toenail. Bruises take around 6 months to go away, plus being on blood thinners makes bruising easy to occur and toe bruises are much easier to happen then we think. Just wearing some shoes all day long can cause a bruise under the toenail. Show your doc next time you see them, but don't stress too much about it.

            Jahendry12
            Participant

              Thanks so much for your reply. 

              jc2dad
              Participant

                Subungual usually presents on the largest digit or toe (not always) and typically begins with a longitudinal line (running parallel) to the digit.  The extension of the line onto the nail fold is present in about 80% of subungual melanomas.

                 

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