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      So the story is im not exactly sure if i do or do not have subungual melanoma…. but im not going to rule it out that it isn't. i have not been diagnosed but iwas wondering if ya'll could help a fella out…. last week i noticed a small black line had appeared underneath my left hand thumbnail. I did some research on it and read about melanoma. When any of you found your melanoma when it started out was it a thin line just 2mm away from your fingernail? or was it a semi-thick line going all the way down the fingernail from top to bottom. Please someone give me some incite….. im really hoping its not subungual melanoma im only 22 years old…..

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          Odds are definitely in your favor that it is NOT melanoma, but the only way to be sure is to see a doctor and have it biopsied if he thinks it should be.   Don't ignore it, just go to a dermatologist and have it evaluated by a professional.


            More than likely it is an injury.  Take a picture of it today, and then in a few weeks.  If it grows out with your nail, it is almost certainly an injury.  Also, I think most melanomas start at the cuticle, and it sounds like you are saying the line starts in the middle of the fingernail…


              Go to a dermatologist.  They can do a biopsy of it looks suspicious. 

              Summer S.

                Do not worry my dear, 

                just go get it checked, 

                if it is not melanoma you are fine,

                if it is melanoma, you catch it early and still be fine. 

                Good Luck 

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