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Dark line through ds thumb nail.

(8 Posts)
anditwasalladream Mon 16-Oct-17 09:48:36

Have noticed this morning a dark vertical line going through the middle of ds (11) thumb nail. I have googled and read that it can be a symptom of melanoma but I have read that is also fairly normal in black people over the age of 20. Ds is mixed race. Has anyone else had this as a child or anyone's children had this? Also wondering whether it could be some strange type of bruising?

Stuffofawesome Mon 16-Oct-17 09:50:50

He should get it checked at gp

anditwasalladream Mon 16-Oct-17 09:58:01

Have already booked for next Wednesday, definitely not going to leave it unchecked.

Stuffofawesome Mon 16-Oct-17 12:26:19

Hope it's nothing to worry about

anditwasalladream Tue 17-Oct-17 18:49:12

Hopefully not, just want to get it looked at now sad

WaxyBean Tue 17-Oct-17 18:58:03

Can you post a photo here?

I have a vertical line running up half of my fingernail at the mo - but pretty sure it is from shutting it in a cupboard door at the weekend as it is still tender and wasn't there beforehand.

Ttbb Tue 17-Oct-17 21:06:42

Has he injured himself recently-if so could be a blister. At any rate I would strongly reccomend sorting out some health insurance if you don't have any. The NHS is particularly poor when it comes to cancer treatments. V unlikely though at his age. More likely he got him finder caught ins door, or maybe it's a fungal infection.

anditwasalladream Tue 17-Oct-17 21:29:51

I'm on the android app and there is not an option that I know of to add a photo. Don't think he's had an injury. The line is brown and runs from the top to bottom.

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