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Nail Brown Strip

My name is Vijay. I am having a brown strip on my left hand thumb nail from more than a year. As it was not changing at all, I ignored it. But last week I have observed a ridge on my nail. It is there exactly on my brown strip. I just googled about this and I found some disturbing results claiming a possibility of cancer. I need to consult with doctor.
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Dr. Pinanky Jadhav-Adhe Pune | Dermatologist
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Hello Vijay, looking at the photo at present it doesn't look like cancer. But no one can say for sure clinically. If you want a confirmation of the diagnosis then dermoscopic examination or nail biopsy is advised. Ridge can come due to trauma to the nail it will gradually go away. You can consult with a dermatologist for the same. Hope this helps you.  Best regards, Dr Pinanky Jadhav Eternis clinic, Pune www.eternisclinic.com
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