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gout and swollen ankles

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Get him treated: Gout is caused by increase blood levels of uric acid and can be treated suscessfully with long term medications. During acute attack you need to use ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See your doctor: You may have bad valves within the blood vessels allowing fluic to accumulate.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arold Augustin
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Ankle sprain: If you did not injure yourself and your ankle is very swollen, it is possible that you have gout. In the interim, avoid weight-bearing activity, take ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Time to see: The foot doctor. May need an x-ray. And your diagnosis certainly may be right.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
He needs to : Control his Uric acid and should be on medication....
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
I hope he is on: Medication....to lower his Uric acid levels....
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Gout: The only reason to be given Colchicine is for acute gout which does not have to occur because you drink red wine or eat excess meat. Good Luck
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
RF - rheum arthritis: You could have rheumatoid factor negative (rf-) rheumatoid arthritis. Not likely gout without crystals in fluid. Other possibilities are pseudo gout o ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Many things: There are a number of things that can cause swelling in the ankles. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone with swelling should ... Read More
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