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Experience:  MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist
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I have noticed a discolouration on my left big toenail

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Hi,I have noticed a discolouration on my left big toenail today. I wore a pair of very uncomfortable shoes 5 days ago at an engagement party. Do you think that might have caused this?I am attaching two photos of the toenail.Thank you

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Shoes are in all likelihood the culprit.

High heels, tight shoes, and narrow toe box, all can cause it.

It would resolve on its own.

Ice compresses would help.

I hope your symptoms resolve soon.

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Customer: replied 9 days ago.
I believe I don’t need to worry about melanoma at all?

Not at all.

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
How do we distinguish the discoloration caused by injury and malignancy?

History is as important as discoloration.

Melanoma is never so diffuse.

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Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Thank you very much Dr. Phophalia. Every day I am learning about something new about cancers and it causes anxiety.

Very welcome.

Avoid searching on Google.

Cancer or any diagnosis needs a background in anatomy, physiology, and pathology.

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Thank you doctor!

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