Hi my name Kirsten, I have one longitudinal brown line running down my pinky nail of my right hand. It has been growing from the cuticle for at a year. I have observed it grow slightly wider in thickness throughout this time period. I am worried about the possible causes for it ie. melanoma, is there anything else that could be causing it?
In the picture the line is a little darker.
Thank you for any help!
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3 Replies |Watch This Discussion | Report This| Share this:Longitudinal Brown Line on Right Hand Pinky NailHi my name Kirsten, I have one longitudinal brown line running down my pinky nail of my right hand. It has been growing from the cuticle for at a year. I have observed it grow slightly wider in thickness throughout this time period. I am worried about the possible causes for it ie. melanoma, is there anything else that could be causing it?<br /><br />In the picture the line is a little darker.<br /><br />Thank you for any help!<br /><br /><img src=http://tinypic.com/r/28gs3n8/7 class=post_img />
Report This| Share this:Longitudinal Brown Line on Right Hand Pinky NailHi Kirsten,<br /> <br />Please look at this <a href="http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/slideshow-what-your-nails-say-about-your-health">nail slideshow</a> and read this article <a href="http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/nail-problems-and-injuries-topic-overview">Nail Problems and Injuries - Topic Overview</a> before seeing your doctor for help. Melanoma is a very serious type of skin cancer and we do have a <a href="http://www.webmd.com/melanoma-skin-cancer/default.htm">Melanoma Health Center</a> and a <a href="http://exchanges.webmd.com/melanoma-and-skin-cancer-exchange">WebMD Melanoma/Skin Cancer Community</a> for more help with your questions too.<br /> <br />- Annie
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