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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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I've just got a black spot on my legs nail, so I would like

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I've just got a black spot on my legs nail, so I would like to consult with dermatologist
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: nope
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: nothing serious

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
Could you please post some photos of that for me on this page?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
just a sec I will post


Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I am wondering whether it could be a sign for melanoma

Got it--hold on please

How long has it been there?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I don't know, I've just noticed this morning, by the way I work in a warehouse and I am on my feet 8 hours each day

Well I can only go by the photo but it certainly doesn't look like a melanoma to me

It's a spot an not a longitudinal streak

So I think it's melonychia and not melanoma--could be from minor trauma

So I don't see it as anything worrisome but I'm obligated to advise you to have your doctor look at it

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I can't see a dermatologist in a months time but I can do that in a month , so it's not sth urgent

No--no urgency with this

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Ok thanks, ***** ***** a month doesn't dissappear I will go and see dermatologist.

My pleasure and call on me anytime

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
ok, thanks for your help

You're welcome