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can gout cause swelling to the joints?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: Yes gout can cause swelling to the joints.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes and more: Common symptoms are joint swelling, redness, warmth, tenderness. An acute gout attack is one of the most severe joint pains that you can experience. The most common site is the big toe. Chronic gout can cause joint deformity. The good news is that gout is a very treatable disease with dietary changes and medications.

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Last updated Sep 30, 2020

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