A 47-year-old female asked:
swelling on toe after ganglion cyst aspiration for the 6th time. not responding to antiobiotics for 4 weeks. swollen/red, no worse, no better. cause?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Vicken Poochikian answered
41 years experience Internal Medicine
?Gout ?: I wonder if you also have gouthy arthritis. Its worth to have your your acid checked by a simple blood test. If it's gout , Colchicine for several days , will help to take care of swelling, redness and pain. Meanwhile your doctor will advice you how to reduce your uric acid level with medications and diet.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman answered
37 years experience Podiatry
May not: Be infected. It is possible you have gout which with aspiration can show or blood tests. Has a culture been taken to show if its infected? Get back to your doctor because if its infection you want to prevent cellulitis.
Answered on May 18, 2017
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