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Subungual? Possible since I have unknown primary

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    tedtell1
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    Friends;

    I have discovered a weird thing with my left pinky fingernail. Since I have an unknown primary…wondering if it could be subungual. I have a picture, but don't know how to post them, does anyone know how to post a picture? It probably isn't as it seems it would be unlikely for me to have subungual. It has no "black streak" but it is a streak that affects the whole nail, just doesn't have any color to it.

    Thanks,

    Ted

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      Janner
      Participant

      Nail streaks can happen for a bunch of different conditions.  It never hurts to ask but I've never heard of amelanotic lesions in a nail bed.  (Doesn't mean it doesn't happen cheeky but certainly not the norm).  Was your melanoma found in that same armpit lymph basin?

      To post a picture, you could either change your profile pic or you would have to upload your picture to a site that provides you with a link to display it.  There is no capability of putting a picture directly in a post except via a link.

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        tedtell1
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        Janner;

        Actually I look at pictures of subungual, and they look similar to what is going on on my nail….but seriously it could still be nothing. I am really weird in that the initial discovery of melanoma was advanced metastatic tumor in the deep layers above my left shoulder blade with no primary found and no lymph node involvement at all. Crazy stuff. Just talked to my derm's office, they are going to take a look at it in a couple of weeks. As it has been present for a while, I don't think a week or two will make a difference! And since I am already on opdivo the treatment probably wouldn't change anyway.

        Thanks,

        Ted

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