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A 30-year-old female asked:

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
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
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.
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
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.
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
See rheumatologist: Symptoms u are displaying are often caused by an underlying inflammatory or auto -immune disease.

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