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.
views-icons 101 Views bookmarks-icon 1 Bookmark Mail QnA Whatsapp QnA v

Like the answers? Chat privately for 24 hours with the doctor of your choice

doctor profile image
Dr. Pinanky Jadhav-Adhe
Dermatologist 10 yrs exp Mumbai
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
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
Let others know if this answer was helpful
Was this answer helpful?