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I want to clarify, part of the thorn is still inside your skin, correct?
I am not sure. I have a photo which I am trying to add.
I think I got most of it out, but 3 months after the event.
Sometimes the grooves flatten out.
Have you had it examined yet?
Do you still have pain?
How big was the thorn?
Are you able to see the picture? I never had anything like it before. It may or may not be related but I have had achey joints. No pain at all where the grooves are.
Okay, I see the picture
What I removed was about 3mm long. I imagine it was bigger to begin with.
One of the grooves runs in a line to where the thorn hole is. The hole isn't healing as quickly as I would expect.
Okay, based on this picture you may still have part of the thorn inside your soft tissue
You may need to have it x rayed to locate the exact position so it can be removed
Thank you Dr. So I should visit my GP? What do you think it is?
I only removed it in the last week.
Yes, I think you should see your GP, the thorn is likely causing irritation of your tissues leading to the skin folds
Will the grooves heal?
They should heal when the thorn is removed, but it will take months
And could the achy joints be related?
I doubt the joint pain is related
Okay that is great. I am very happy with your response. Thank you.
You're very welcome