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What caused the black band from cuticle to tip of thumbnail?

By Anonymous January 18, 2016 - 5:08am
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Do I need to see my primary care doctor?
Should I worry about this?

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Hi Anon

Thanks for your post!

Dark pigmentation in the nails can mean several things.

Sometimes it can be a sign of getting older, or sun exposure, or it could be due to a person's race (pigmentation can be more common in people of darker skin).

Most of this pigmentation is harmless but cancer is also a possibility, although more remote. It's a good idea to see a dermatologist to get to the bottom of it.


January 18, 2016 - 7:21am
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