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When I was younger I damaged one of my toenails somehow. The nail looks to be fungal infected but I have had tests and the GP confirmed it isn't. It is just badly damaged which means the nail grows very thick to the point I am unable to cut it. I have had multiple appointments with the chiropodist (tried a few different one) simply to cut the nail and every time they do it just bleeds and is extremely painful.

I have asked about the possibility to remove the nail completely due to the pain and stress that it causes however I was told both by the GP and the chiropodists that this would not be possible as it is unethical as it would be killing a live cell.

Has anyone else had this or have this and how do you deal with it?
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Anonymous #2
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They can remove your toenail, if it’s needed. I’ve got to have mine removed due to it being ingrown. So I don’t think it’s ‘unethical’ as they’ve said.

I’d try pushing your GP again, as like I said - it can be removed if necessary.
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They can remove your toenail, if it’s needed. I’ve got to have mine removed due to it being ingrown. So I don’t think it’s ‘unethical’ as they’ve said.

I’d try pushing your GP again, as like I said - it can be removed if necessary.
That's what I thought. I even asked my local chiropodist who do toenail surgery if they would do it and their answer was the same even though I was wiling to pay privately to have it done.
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Try a different chiropodist/podiatrist. I have exactly the same problem and mine offers nail removal privately. She did explain that it's not something they tend to offer with the NHS these days.
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Try a different chiropodist/podiatrist. I have exactly the same problem and mine offers nail removal privately. She did explain that it's not something they tend to offer with the NHS these days.
I would try this if I hadn't already tried hem all in the North East!
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