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Why do some people have 6 toes?

Why do some people have 6 toes?

Polydactyly: Extra fingers and toes are a fairly common occurrence, especially among african americans. We genes that control how we are made in the womb. Some people have genes for extra digits. Sometimes they form small or abnormal extra digits, which we have to remove. Other times the extra digits look and function normally and require no treatment at all. ...Read more

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Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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What is the mutation called that causes six fingers or six toes?

What is the mutation called that causes six fingers or six toes?

Read this: Since this is hard to answer in 400 characters or less! I hope this link helps: http://genetics.thetech.org/ask-a-geneticist/polydactyly ...Read more

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What can be done if you have 6 toes on one foot?

What can be done if you  have 6 toes on one foot?

6TOES ON FOOT: If you are conscious of it and it looks ugly, have it excised the one which looks ugly and is placed wrong.We can only advice you by looking at it or a photo. But if you have no concern with how your foot looks, than you can live with it. So you decide and talk to your doctor or podiatrist. ...Read more

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Chilectomy 6/4/12 (toes 2&3) & now they float & point out, causing discomfort-crossing over #4. I've already seen a 2nd dr who suggests waiting. ?

Chilectomy 6/4/12 (toes 2&3) & now they float & point out, causing discomfort-crossing over #4. I've already seen a 2nd dr who suggests waiting. ?

Hammertoes: I am not sure what procedure you had done on the toes as a cheilectomy is the name of a procedure performed only on the big toe joint. However, if the toe contractures are flexible, you could try using athletic tape to tape and hold down the toes in a better position. There are probably surgical options available as well depending on what has already been done, your physical exam, and x-rays. ...Read more

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What can be done about pain in my big toe 6 years after tendon repair?

What can be done about pain in my big toe 6 years after tendon repair?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Stubbed toe 6 weeks ago,broke off part of nail. It still hurts and it's getting worse.It hurts when I put any kind of pressure on it.What could it be?

Stubbed toe 6 weeks ago,broke off part of nail. It still hurts and it's getting worse.It hurts when I put any kind of pressure on it.What could it be?

Fracture: Though an injury like this is usually a sprain, a fracture is always possible. If it hasn't improved yet, go see your doctor so they can get an xray to confirm or rule out a fracture. Hope this helps! ...Read more