Skin :: Melanoma - Dark Area Under Toenail?

Aug 23, 2015

My husband has a dark area under his toenail, that goes into the cuticle. it has been there for quite sometime. It's not a bruise, and it hasn't grown out with his toenail, I just took a good look at it today under a magnifying glass. I moved the cuticle back some and you can see that it is embedded into the tissue. I am concerned it could be Melanoma, He is 63 years old. This is my first post on here, please excuse me if I didn't post this in the right place. I took a picture of his toe, is there a place on this site that I can post it, to get any comments.

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Go to the URL above if the picture doesn't work to see my toe.

If anyone could help answer what this is, it would mean the world. I'm really worried and I'm not sure what it is...if it is cancer, a bruise or a fungal infection, etc.....there are so many possibilities and I'd really love an answer! It doesn't hurt if I press on it, but I am still worried.

BTW I did go on a camp where I hiked for hours and hours and my toes (not just my big toe) hurt when I pressed on them for a couple days after but it went away quickly - this was a few months ago. I'm not sure if this has anything to do with what has happened but yeah...

So - if anyone could give me a name of what I have and how I can treat it, it would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks again!

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I am a girl, I have blonde hair, blue eyes, and my skin isn't pale but more "golden" colored. I generally tan pretty well in the sun and usually only get burned on my face and shoulders. I have never used a tanning bed before. however, I have a mole that's about a centimeter away from where my arm pit meets my chest that's concerning. It's much larger and darker than my other moles, it's a little bigger than a pencil eraser and is very dark brown and a teeny bit raised. The edges are chestnut colored and a little blurry, but it is still shaped like a circle (symmetrical). I am noticing it more often now than it the past, which makes me wonder if it has grown. I would get it looked at by a doctor, however the mole has always been covered by a swimsuit and to my knowledge, has never seen the sunlight. Does this mean that it couldn't be skin cancer?

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Dark Area After Retinal Detachment Surgery With Silicon Oil

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A couple of days ago i notice a dark spot (on and off) on the upper right corner of my left eye (same spot that the retinal re-detach).

2 days ago a notice a big dark area (2/5 of the vision field) on the upper center of my vision field. Sometime it was so dark i couldn't see my finger when i move it up to this area. But with outside day light i am able to see through a little bit (but still darker than other area).

I went to see my doctor immediately and he said the retinal look flat and alright in that dark area. He said there is a spot where the retina isn't completely re-attached yet but it is in the lower left side corner. I went to see another doctor and he said the same thing. And they all said the oil is clear.

But i haven't check with ultrasound yet.

I am still worry sick. Is it possible for the retinal to re-detach again with silicon oil still inside?

It is possible for the retinal to re-detach but Ophthalmoscopy doesn't pick it up?

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I've had these spreading brown spots, about 1cm diameter on my lower belly. Several months ago, a crusty little tower rose up out of one of them, which itched and bled. I went to my dr, and he set up referral to derm. But then the crusty little tower turned into a smooth brown bump on one side of the spread-flat-mile. I figured I'd over-reacted, and cancelled the derm appt.

Next time I saw dr, he said I still need to see derm, so I reluctantly called derm and they were booking 3-4 months out. But, they had a cancellation in 2 days! I took it, but then forgot about it. Called to apologize, and lo, they had another cancellation in another 2 days! That time I didn't forget! My daughter said, mom, God must really want you to see the dermatologist. Maybe she was right.

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My next appt is two weeks from last, where he'll remove stitches and the original mole of concern - which he said was often the case where a different mole at least brought you in, but wasn't the real bad one.

I don't think he was trying to scare me, and I'm not scared. I just want to know already. It's hard to take cancer seriously, in the form of a little mole.

On the other hand, I've been feeling really tired the past year, and especially lately. So now my mind says what if it's NM and in lymph nodes. But I haven't read anything to back that up.

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Small dots appear below, and above my lips

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Whenever I take a shower, after the shower, my lips are dry.

It's been happening for a long time now. My doctor said I have to drink more water, and I've been drinking 4 water bottles a day for the longest time.

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Toenail Not Growing Back After Filing It Away

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