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Can I talk to someone about melanoma please

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Can I talk to someone about melanoma please
Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Medical
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I kind of freaked myself out and with good ol Dr. Google. I haven't taken off my toenail polish is quite awhile And when I did a few weeks ago I noticed that my toenail was discolored on the one side. So the other night I looked it up on Google to see if it was some kind of toenail fungus and Google kept on telling me it was melanoma(also learned a lot about Bob marley). So then I got a bit crazy and scraped my nail plate off. The nail bed was not discolored...does this mean it's not melanoma??? Thank you in advance for taking the time to deal with my paranoia
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Can you please send a photo of the nail?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
This is the toe before and after scraped the nail plate off
Doctor: Dr Uzair, Doctor replied 10 months ago

It does not seem to be melanoma as discoloration is limited to the nail only. However it can be a toe nail fungus. So nothing much to worry about as it does not seem to be anything of serious nature.

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Doctor: Dr Uzair, Doctor replied 10 months ago

Please let me know if you have followup questions.

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