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What are the signs and symptoms to look for in gout

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Variable: There is a broad range of symptoms, usual ones being visual problems, numbness, tingling and weakness. You may consult this site for more information ... Read More
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56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Varies: MS symptoms vary greatly from person to person ranging from numbness to shooting pain. However the most common symptom is likely fatigue. If you ar ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
15 years experience Neurology
Symptoms can be: Vague: painful blindness, odd sensations of the body, weakness, bowel/bladder changes, etc. However, i could make an endless list of other medical di ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Classical onset: Unilateral loss of vision, loss of balance and coordination, electrical shocks down back on flexion of neck, weakness and stiffness in legs, but also, ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain: Pain can be severe and of acute onset. Also, swelling, & redness.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See below: An acute attack of gout will usually cause a very painful, swollen and red joint. Common areas for gout are the big toe, elbow, knee. It can be confir ... Read More
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Joint pain, etc.: An acute gout attack is one of the most severe joint pains that you can experience. The most common site is the big toe. The joint can be tender, red, ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
27 years experience Hand Surgery
Swelling and pain: gout is the greatest imitator of an infection: a joint affected with gout will look red and swollen and feel warm.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Gout can cause red, swollen, painful joints. Sometimes it can be asymptomatic. The joint between the foot and the big toe is often involved. These sym ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pushkarewicz
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sudden inflammation: Gout refers to the "attack" which occurs when the blood stream can no longer physically hold the uric acid crystals in solution. The crystals leave t ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Crystal joint dis: Gout is caused by a build up of crystals of uric acid. Usually this leads to an acute painful joint pain and swelling (crystal joint disease, an acute ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reinharth
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Attacks in joints: The most common symptoms of gout are attacks of pain, redness, heat and swelling in joints. Attacks most commonly affect a single joint, the most com ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
33 years experience Podiatry
Swollen joint: A hot red swollen joint what comes on rather suddenly without trauma. It usually happens in the big toe joint but can happen in any joint in the body ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Metabolic disorder: Gout is a disease in which your body makes too much uric acid or does not get rid of it properly. Symptoms can include single joint pain, extreme, ho ... Read More

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