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what are the symptoms of gout?

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Dr. Michael Pushkarewicz
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
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 the bloodstream and deposit into a joint causing an intense inflammatory response with swelling, redness, increased warmth and intense pain.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Several: Hot, red swollen joint pain on touch or motion of the joint.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Usually joint pain: A gout attack is one of the most severe joint pains that you can experience. The most common site is the big toe. Other symptoms of gout can be kidney stones (also painful) or chalky deposits in the skin ( painful if large and draining through the skin). Gout can cause joint deformity. The good news is that gout is a very treatable disease with dietary changes and medications.
Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Rapid inflammation: The unique thing about gout is that it usually starts very quickly (reaching maximum pain within 1 day) and at first hits one joint, usually the big toe, with redness and swelling. Then, the flare resolves in 3-5 days. Subsequent flares can involve multiple joints going up the body, more frequent and longer-lasting. Ask your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
The symptoms of Gout include:: Joint stiffness, Joint swelling, Red skin, Tophi, Joint pain, Foot swelling.
Dr. Daniel Reinharth
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
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 common of which is the base of the first toe. Multiple joints are sometimes affected. The attacks usually last about a week, with full recovery. Other potential complications of gout which may cause symptoms are kidney stones and lumps under the skin.
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheoanswered
Rheumatology 15 years experience
Pain in one joint: Acute gout typically presents as the sudden onset of severe joint pain with redness, warmth and swelling in one joint, usually the big toe, that frequently begins at night or after mild trauma, and completely improves in 7-10 days. Over years to decades, chronic gout can develop with a decrease in the severity of pain, and increase in the number of joints involved and the duration of the pain.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Usually joint pain: A gout attack is one of the most severe joint pains that you can experience. The most common site is the big toe. Other symptoms of gout can be kidney stones (also painful) or chalky deposits in the skin ( painful if large and draining through the skin). Gout can cause joint deformity. The good news is that gout is a very treatable disease with dietary changes and medications.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
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 inflammatory arthritis), commonly at the base of the great toe, but it can affect other joints too, usually one at a time. Build up of crystals under the skin causes bumps on the skin called tophi.
Dr. Jaiprakash Thakor Jairam
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Pain: Gout characterised by recurrent episodes of pain,swelling and inflammation of joint/s with no trauma.Onset is acute with maximal pain in a few hours.Most commonly affects joint of big toe,but can occur in any joint such as anlke ,knee,wrist etc.Caused by elevated uric acid in blood. Linked to genetics and diet.Once you have the ondition,it can only be managed
Dr. Richard Mallia
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Extreme pain, redness, swelling, painful to touch, unable to move joint, very warm or hot area.
Dec 4, 2018
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
See below: Red, warm swollem joint in absence of trauma or wound. Often followed after eating certain foods such as shell fish, red meat or alcohol. Pain non and off weight bearing. Can prevent one from sleeping.

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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 symptoms typically occur after a large meal or after drinking alcohol. Can also occur in the knee. Caused by purine metabolism problems. Gout should be evaluated and treated by a physician.
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For what length of time do gout symptoms last?

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Usually: Several days if untreated but an episode can last weeks in some instances. Treatment to resolve symptoms and treat disease is essential.
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Help please what are the symptoms for gout?

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Gout: Pain, redness, swelling over a joint of the body; commonly the great toe joint of the foot.
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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of the disease 'gout'?

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Inflammation: Tender, swollen, red, warm joint, usually one, usually first metatarsal phalangeal joint, reduction of range of motion and sometimes fever.
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