I'm 27 years old. This is on my middle toe. I read toenail melanoma is usually on the big toe when Googling. But, still, some are on the other toes. It's pretty dark / black and kind of a semi-circle area at the base of the nail. The discoloration does not come up onto my cuticle or skin at all from what I can see.
I am pretty certain this was either not on my toe or was too small to see about 9 days ago which is when I last trimmed my toenails. I just noticed it this morning. Yesterday I was in the back yard running around with my son with some Converses on. The toenail was pretty long when I noticed it this morning... trimmed it for the picture. I do not remember stubbing or hitting the toe very hard. The only other cause I can think of for the bruise is running yesterday when my toenails were pretty long?
I am very, very nervous about this. I have thought of nothing all morning except dying of melanoma. My wife thinks it is a bruise, but I'm fairly convinced this is melanoma.
Please help! Has this ever happened to anyone else.