IN 2005, ON MY LEFT MIDDLE FINGER, I NOTICED A DARK THICK LINE APPEARING. THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN ON MY TOE NAILS, THIN DARK LINES STARTED APPEARING. AT LEAST 7 OUT OF 10 TOES ARE DARK. I WENT TO THE DERMATOLOGIST AND HE SAID THAT HE DOESNT THINK ITS CANCEROUS. I WOULD JUST LIKE A 2ND OPINION [PRETTY SURE LIKE EVERY ONE ELSE]. IT RUNS IN MY FAMILY. I AM AFRICAN AMERICAN BUT HAVE ALOT OF OTHER CULTURES MIXED IN ME. I JUST WONDER WHY IT POP'D OUT OF NO WHERE AND IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO TO GET RID OF IT? AND IS IT CANCEROUS?
These black lines can be due to can be due to longitudinal melanonychia(presence of a pigmented stripe, usually brown or black, along the length of the nail bed in darker-skinned individuals, splinter hemorrhages or Beau’s lines(they are horizontal lines of darkened cells and depression).Without examination, it is difficult confirming a diagnosis and so I would suggest a dermatologist’s evaluation.
I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing. Warm regards.
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