A 33-year-old female asked:
My husband has gout. its now moved to his fingers. he normally gets the attack in his big toe. he now has a pussy growth on his index finger. can we pop it?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singhanswered
Pathology 51 years experience
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. Purulent discharge suggests infection overlaying gout. It would be prudent to see a doctor. Wish you good health!
Answered Mar 24, 2021
Dr. Kevin Watsonanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
I would not suggest popping this. This is often called tophaceous gout. This can present with crystals that can bulge and leak out of the joint/skin. You should see a rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeon to evaluate.
Reviewed Mar 31, 2021
Last updated Mar 31, 2021
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