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I took my nail polish off today and noticed this under my

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I took my nail polish off today and noticed this mark under my nail. I read that this possibly could be melanoma. Is there anything else this could be. I am 29, female with no cancer history in my family.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. C. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, It's Dr. C. Board certified physician. I can help you today.

This is not at all likely to be a melanoma. Notice the triangular shape, melanoma doesn't grow like that. This is most likely a small traumatic blood collection under the nail. The blood spreads along the tissue lines and often takes on such linear shapes. As the nail grows, this discoloration is likely to resolve on it's own.

I hope this was reassuring. Please reply if I can clarify anything.

Expert:  Dr. C. replied 1 year ago.

Any questions?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. I know that sometimes my shoes put pressure on that toe. Thank you so much.
Expert:  Dr. C. replied 1 year ago.

You're welcome. I'm glad I was able to provide reassuring information. Please leave a rating for my service. I aim for excellent and appreciate your feedback. Thanks and have a wonderful weekend.

Expert:  Dr. C. replied 1 year ago.

Did you have more questions about this?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No more questions. Thank you doctor.
Expert:  Dr. C. replied 1 year ago.

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