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What could be causing swelling, aching, itching, and throbbing in my hands and ankle? could it be gout? what else? this has been happening for about 2 weeks. its never happened before. i don't know if it might be connected but i also have been having rash

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Joint : Joint pain, rash and symptoms in your hands and feet or legs . Yous should talk to your doctor right away get some blood test and maybe see a rheumatologist if no answer is forthcoming. Psoriatic arthritis, lupus, lyme disease are just some of the arthropathies associated with skin rash and joint pain.
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
You : You should be seen as soon as possbile as this is a strange mix of symptoms and especially in a presumably otherwise healthy 38 year old. But to answer your specific question, no this is not a typical presentation for gout. An acute gout attack will typically affect a joint producing symptoms very much like an infection i.E swelling, redness, warmth and tenderness. But not itching and not rashes and not in the seperate locations you describe. Best of luck.

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