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Girl’s Leg Amputated Because Of An Ingrown Toenail

A UK woman suffered from an ingrown toe nail in 2012. She had the nail surgically removed, but it didn't stop her pain and suffering. Problems persisted with excruciating ulcers breaking out on her foot. Against doctor recommendations, she's had her foot amputated, and she had to pay for it out of pocket.

Hannah Moore, 19, kept complaining about foot pain even after her ingrown toenail was treated by doctors. Doctors initially diagnosed her with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome because they couldn't find the source of the discomfort.

By 2015, large ulcers in the middle of the teen's foot and black, decaying flesh proved Moore's complaints were not exaggerated. "Ulcers are a symptom of CRPS, something as simple as a small scratch can cause them and they just get bigger and bigger as the skin can't heal properly due to the lack of blood supply to my leg," she explained.

After years of suffering, the young girl had enough. Almost weekly dressing changes, performed under anesthetics, with 40 different prescriptions prompted her to think of a drastic but permanent solution to the problem. Moore asked doctors to amputate her foot.

Doctors were against it. National Health Services refused to cover the cost of the surgery because it was Moore's choice, but the young girl paid $6,000 out of her own pocket for the procedure.

Moore doesn't regret her decision. "Thankfully I've been pain free ever since and now I'm finally making up for lost time and getting my life back on track," she said.

Now sporting a prosthetic limb, Moore is seeking a career in culinary arts and planning to participate in the 2020 Paralympics.

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