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Could it take melanoma 9 months to grow back? I had a spot…

Could it take melanoma 9...
Could it take melanoma 9 months to grow back? I had a spot under my toenail but I picked it off; now 9 months have gone by and i have it again, and one on my other toenail too.
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Here is a better picture of one of the spots. This is the toe that had the discoloration 9 months ago until I picked it off
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how old are you?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
21-22 years old

No that is from the nail growing back

plus you can't pick off a melanoma

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
What do you mean it's the nail growing back? I have had a nail there for a long time now. Is it possible for melanoma to take 9 months to make another appearance?

yes, that is possible but I don't think this is melanoma

that brown area is from picking then

I'm sorry I thought it was growing back

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Would it be more likely to have it grow sooner? And I stopped picking it months ago, haven't done anything to the area. I saw this 2 days ago.

No it wouldn't be more likely to have it grow sooner

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
My pinky toe nail grows very thick. It's 5x more thick than the average nail, and sometimes I forget to file it down so it stays that thick. Could this cause bruising? Because there is something on the other toe too

It could be a fungal infection

onychomycosis

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I got tested for fungal infection, it wasn't that

Interesting

it could be something like psoriasis too

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Could it be a bruise? I also have a black spot on my other toe

yes it could be

or a little scab

the nail has some blood vessels too

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Because this has happened 3 times on the same nails, the pinky toenail. Could the thickness if it make it easily bruise when I walk?
most definitely.
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Should I be worried about This? Does it look like melanona?

No I don't think you should be worried

doesn't look at all like melanoma

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