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I have spots on both my pinky toenails. Are these melanoma?

Saw them yesterday. One looks...
I have spots on both my pinky toenails. Are these melanoma? Saw them yesterday. One looks like it's deeper and on the skin under my nail which scares me.
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no those look more like a little damage to the underlying tissue and scab formation

melanomas usually cause vertical streaks in the nail

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Melanoma Of the nail can appear like this too though, right?

not usually

and it doesn't appear to be melanoma

I would see a doctor in person to confirm

but I don't think so

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
It's right to the edge of the side of nail so I'm not sure of it's also on the skin which makes me nervous

No I don't think so

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
If it were there would it be a bad thing or could it be bruising of it was?

I don't understand that last question

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
If the the color is very close to the side if my nail, and I'm worried that it's on the skin. If it were on the skin, could it be bruising still or would it mean perhaps melanoma?

yes, it could be bruising

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Okay thank you. The black speck on the other nail doesn't look suspicious either? U don't think it's melanoma?

No I don't think it is

I would get it checked in person to be sure

but I think you are fine

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank You!

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