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Is This Melanoma Under Toenail? (Pic)
« on: March 31, 2014, 03:45:08 PM »
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?

Pic: http://d.pr/i/xgxF/4A18nia5

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.
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Re: Is This Melanoma Under Toenail? (Pic)
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2014, 04:20:50 PM »
Please anyone?
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Re: Is This Melanoma Under Toenail? (Pic)
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2014, 04:33:43 PM »
I did have something that looked exactly like this a few months ago.  I poked and scraped my cuticle away and thought I could see that it didn't go all the way to the base of the nail, but I was still anxious about it.  After about a week I could see a tiny bit of normal nail under the cuticle. After three months it had grown out of the nail, which meant it was a bruise.  Mine was even on the same toe as yours. 
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Re: Is This Melanoma Under Toenail? (Pic)
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2014, 04:52:58 PM »
Thanks for the reply. I know it would be rare at my age, and rare anyways to have a melanoma under your toenail of one of your smaller toes, but I'm still terrified.

All I can think about is rotting away while my small kids watch their Daddy die. :(
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Re: Is This Melanoma Under Toenail? (Pic)
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2014, 05:01:47 PM »
Looks like a bruise under your toenail. From what I've seen online about melanoma under the nail it's in a straight line, it looks more like you injured your toenail. Doesn't seem like a cause for worry, easier said than done I know!
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Re: Is This Melanoma Under Toenail? (Pic)
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2014, 05:40:01 PM »
I hope so. I was excited about some things I have going this week but now it's just torture to live.
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Re: Is This Melanoma Under Toenail? (Pic)
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2014, 05:41:25 PM »
Definite bruise, you must have done something while you were running around yesterday and not even noticed it. There's no way that could be anything other than a bruise!
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Re: Is This Melanoma Under Toenail? (Pic)
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2014, 05:58:27 PM »
Thanks for your response. I hope you are right! :(
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Re: Is This Melanoma Under Toenail? (Pic)
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2014, 08:57:33 PM »
Has anyone else experienced anything like this before?
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Re: Is This Melanoma Under Toenail? (Pic)
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2014, 09:02:36 PM »
Looks like a bruised blood spot.  Did you injure it in any way that you remember?
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Re: Is This Melanoma Under Toenail? (Pic)
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2014, 09:37:56 PM »
No I do not remember any specific injury. That concerns me. Surely if it is a bruise or blood blister I would remember the injury that caused it? Meaning it must be melanoma. :(
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Re: Is This Melanoma Under Toenail? (Pic)
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2014, 11:46:45 PM »
It's not melanoma. I've had a bruised toenail before and it looked exactly like that. I will try and go back on my ***** and find the picture I took.
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Re: Is This Melanoma Under Toenail? (Pic)
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2014, 11:51:44 PM »
Did you notice when you caused the bruise or did it just show up? I didn't stub my toe or anything that I remember.
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Re: Is This Melanoma Under Toenail? (Pic)
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2014, 11:53:45 PM »
I can't find any pictures it was too long ago, I dropped a weight on my foot so I did notice but it looked identical to your foot - it could have happened a long time ago and the nail is just growing out enough for you to see it now
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Re: Is This Melanoma Under Toenail? (Pic)
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2014, 05:08:48 PM »
OK. Hoping this isn't melanoma. It stills looks the same basically. How long do bruises take to go away? Can bruises grow larger as they grow out?
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