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A 43-year-old female asked:

I have a very sharp stabbing pain under my cuticle or nail in my index finger on my left hand. recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. related?

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Dr. Susana Sixto-rodriguez
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Painful cuticle: You need to be very careful of any cuts or sores because you will have slower wound healing due to your diabetes. The diabetes didn't cause the cuticle pain, you probably pulled on a hangnail or had some other kind of secondary injury to the area.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
May or may not be: Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment.

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Last updated Feb 10, 2017

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