Possible Melanoma under toenail


New member
May 3, 2012
Hi all!

I've noticed a dark spot on the side of my right toenail. I looked up what it could be and it looks pretty identical to the pictures and descriptions of melanoma. I'm not sure where to go from here. I want to treat whatever this is as naturally as possible. Should I see a dermatologist or find a holistic doctor?

Thanks in advance!


...elusive dreamer
Apr 5, 2009
I guess if it were me, I'd go to the doctor and get a biopsy done to make certain that it is melanoma, then consider treatment options from there.


perpetual student
Dec 3, 2007
Texas, USA
I agree with kindtocreatures about seeing a mainstream doctor first. Early diagnosis is critical. I'm afraid of melanoma from experience of a young girlfriend, many years ago, that did not last long in this world. Things have changed much, but early diagnosis is the key.


Standing at the Portal
Oct 16, 2007
Such a sensitive area to get this problem and all the best alternative treatmenst I know would require that you remove that nail to get to it.

Do see a doctor. IF it is caught early enough it can be removed and no longer be a problem. I know this from first hand experience. Do not delay.


New member
Mar 31, 2010
I also agree.

Go see a dermatologist soon - they can do a biopsy without removing the nail... my husband had it done on his thumb, he had a brown stripe and dr was concerned - turned out to be nothing, but at least we knew that!