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Can you please tell size of spot?(Approximately)
Is it has increased in size?
Spot is appox. 1/4" long, even less in width. Has not increased in size. My concern is that it is under the nail.
Ok.How are its margins ?rough ,smooth ....?
margin on left side ends vertically with edge of nail; on right, slightlycrescent shaped, not sharp
Apparently it looks like a simple nevus for which you need not to worry .However,melanomas can also grow at such places.Its good to have it checked.
My big toenails have remained thickend somewhat following chemo nine years ago, so it could be from a bruise that I don't recall. I appreciate your input. Probably still need to see a dermatologist, right?
Yes ,in this regard its best to see a dermatologist.I do not think it is bruise .Nevi grow everywhere through out life .But differentiating feature is appearance ,color and growth rate of any spot which make it melanoma.
I will show it to my primary care doctor next week, but really thank you again for the information.
Welcome.One eamination is mandatory.
Good Luck.But no worries okay.
Okay. Thanks again. Bye. Joyce