Ingrown Toenail Removal
This is surgery to remove a toenail that has curled and grown into the skin, causing pain.
Call Your Doctor
After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:
- Signs of infection, including fever and chills
- Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or discharge from the wound
- Chalky white, blue, or black appearance to skin of toes or foot
In case of an emergency, call for medical help right away.
This is surgery to remove a
that has curled and grown into the skin, causing pain.
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What to Expect
Reasons for Procedure
The entire nail or the portion of the nail growing into the skin may be removed. It is most often done to:
- Relieve pain
- Relieve swelling or infection
- Remove a deformed nail
- Correct abnormal nail growth
If you are planning to have ingrown toenail removal, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:
- Excessive swelling or bleeding
Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:
- Problems with blood circulation