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Surgery to get rid of extra finger - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   How are you today?
Doctor :   iam fine
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur medical query
User :   I was born with six fingers how can i remove them?
Doctor :   u can get surgery done
Doctor :   is this 6 th finger troubling you
Doctor :   is it affecting ur daily activity
User :   No not really I just don't want it any more kinda self conscious about much is surgery?
User :   still there??
Doctor :   u need to consult for this
Doctor :   it depends on how well developed the structure is joined to the hand
Doctor :   Hexadactyly is the term used
User :   is surgery the only way?
Doctor :   for 6 fingers
Doctor :   yes
User :   I know i jus looked it up
Doctor :   ok
User :   Thanks so much
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   is there any thing else i can help you wih
Doctor :   hexadactyly is treated shortly after birth most commonly
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