Hi again, everyone...nearly 22 y/o Caucasian female here.
I had been doing so much better since I got benign biopsy results on two "suspicious" moles, around a week ago. My mom and sister also got good derm reports, and I finally felt like I could breathe again. But of course, stupid HA never gives me a break for long.
As I was removing my nail polish yesterday, I decided to put a new color on my toes too, just for the heck of it. I'm one of those people that pretty much leaves nail polish on all the time, so the last time my toes were unpainted was probably a month or more ago. It doesn't tend to chip, so I just leave it until it does. But, as I was taking off the red toenail polish, I saw a brownish blackish dot right in the middle of my big toe. Cue HA induced panic attack. I read all about subungual melanoma during my scare but hadn't been at all concerned about it until that moment.
I imagine the spot has appeared in the last month or month and a half. It is very small, and if you look close there are two smaller dots right near it. I am pretty certain it is under the nail rather than on it (though I suppose it could be in the nail itself? discoloration due to too much polish??). I am also pretty certain I haven't done anything to that toe that would cause blood or bruising. My sister is currently on anti fungal meds for something on her toe that she didn't treat - got an okay result from the derm. She says that this doesn't look like her fungus did when it started, however.
I was finally starting to relax but now I'm FREAKING OUT again. I'm afraid to make another appointment because I'm afraid of what I'll be told, and I'm afraid of having my nail removed and waiting on more biopsy results.
Any words of encouragement? ): Really starting to become overwhelmed and upset.