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What causes the pinky toe nails to grow upwards?

I was born with my pinky toenails growing directly upwards. When I trim my pinky nails you can bearly see them. I don t have any pain but I feel embarrassed. I was wondering what exactly was this called and the reason for it? And if surgery would be a reasonable price.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018
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It’s something called “ingrown toenail”. It has to be excised because it might lead to recurrent infection.

You can consult a general surgeon and get it removed. Nothing much to worry as it can be done under local anaesthesia.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Shinas Hussain,
General & Family Physician
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