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I don't know what to think, my little toes up to an inch and a half above hurt very much and the bottom of my right little toe is black. This has been going on progressavley for the last 3 months. I smoke and tend to think it may be not enough blood is getting there? I am a wedding photographer and really need my feet to work right. I where open shoes, thongs and such so, the little toes are not being squeesed or anything like that.
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replied September 6th, 2009
RE:Black toes
Are you diabetic? Either way, you're right quit the smoking, it reduces the amount of oxygen that gets to your extremities. It sounds like your toes are becoming necrotic. You need to see an actual doctor right away, to see what you can do about improving blood flow and preventing infection.
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replied September 6th, 2009
RE:Black toes
Are you diabetic? Either way, you're right; quit the smoking, it reduces the amount of oxygen that gets to your extremities. It sounds like your toes are becoming necrotic. You need to see an actual doctor right away, to see what you can do about improving blood flow and preventing infection.
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replied September 6th, 2009
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i hope i m wrong! you definately need to go to the hospital.
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replied September 7th, 2009
I went to the emergency room and saw a stupid anti-christ doc who told me my shoes werew too tight. I showed him the only shoes I ware thongs. Then they said it wasn't an emergency and I had to pay $200 to get any more help. So, I've gone on line and found Burger's Deseise it is from smokeing and the only treatment is to quite any tobacco products,YESTERDAY!!! So, that is what I'm doing. Yes it is gangerene that sets into the end of fingers and toes. More common among men in the past but now in the U.S. it is becomming more common for people over 50, I'm 53...
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