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A 41-year-old female asked:

Hi. my helper went to the doc today. swollen left hand. mainly wrist but entire hand and fingers swollen. doc gave her gout meds and ibuomol. apparently now pain worse.. even under her arm?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Darren James
Podiatry 31 years experience
How do you know: how do you know it is gout? Was the Uric Acid level checked in the blood? where xrays taken?
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Get another opinion: Your helper needs to obtain a 2nd opinion. The clinical presentation would be unusual for gout in the absence of prior attacks.
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Last updated Jan 14, 2018
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