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I have a sore toe which is bent and swollen, no injuries

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I have a sore toe which is bent and swollen
JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: no injuries about 2 months
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: no but there is a mole on it which worries me

Good afternoon, I am Dr Ruff. Thank you for contacting us today.

I am sorry to hear you have had this for 2 months. Are you able to provide a photo please? thank you

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
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Customer: replied 3 days ago.
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Thank you very much for the photos.

Is this mole new? has it been changing in size of colour? thanks

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
It’s not new and I don’t think it’s changed much, although it seems more prominent somehow

Okay thank you. So I think you are sensible questioning this. The mole itself is quite a good size, and any changes to the toe would make me want this mole checked more thoroughly to exclude that this is not the cause to any local changes.

Please could you contact your doctor to arrange an urgent assessment of this as I feel this would be appropriate to see a dermatologist in an urgent clinic to make sure it is fine.

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Ok I will contact my doctor thank you

My pleasure, take care.

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