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A 62-year-old female asked about a 72-year-old male:

My husband a sore slightly swollen elbow could it be gout, is so what foods to avoid?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Not likely!: The elbow is affected, but not without other joints in the lower extremity also being stricken. The most common cause for elbow swelling is olecranon bursitis! the are many causes for this. The most\ serious is infection. Have him see a doctor. Gout really cannot be completely controlled by diet. Improved-yes. Controlled, no!
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Need to confirm : If it is gout, otherwise, watching a diet mau not do a thing.
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