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1st a small toe joint, now side of index finger joint swollen and extremely itchy. turns red first then purple then fades months later. worst at night?

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Dr. Peter Tomasello answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

See below : As you described this is an intermittent problem that occurs at various different areas. I would see a dermatologist and therefore he can do a thorough history and physical exam . Try to see him when you have the problem good luck thank you.

Answered 1/6/2014

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See your PCP to rule: Gout as multiple joint involvement most likely points towards it. Proper evaluation/investigations would provide the diagnosis so treatment could be started.

Answered 9/29/2016

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Dr. Steven Sheskier answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

See rheumatologist: Symptoms u are displaying are often caused by an underlying inflammatory or auto -immune disease.

Answered 6/20/2015

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