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Is there always swelling with gout?

Is there always swelling with gout?

Not always: Although swelling and redness often are present in an acute attack, every case is different, clinical history, physical exam as well as blood work and joint aspiration will provide more information. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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How much time does a gout swelling take to heal?

How much time does a gout swelling take to heal?

Depends: On how long swelling has been present as well as severity. Also depends on how effective and quickly gout is treated. Normally swelling subsides within 3 to 4 days of effective treatment for an acute attack. ...Read more

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My gout still swelling after 4 weeks...is it normal? And how to remove the swelling? Thank you

My gout still swelling after 4 weeks...is it normal? And how to remove the swelling? Thank you

I got the Gouch.: As long as there is uric acid on the scene, expect your body to react to it. The swelling will persist for some time. Controlling your uric acid level is crucial to long term control of the symptoms of gout. Following a low purine diet is not easy as every person with gout will tell you. The diet and medication is your only real chance of controlling gout. ...Read more

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My gout still swelling after 4 weeks. But my pain has been recovered...is it normal? How to overcome the swelling? Thanks

My gout still swelling after 4 weeks. But my pain has been recovered...is it normal? How to overcome the swelling? Thanks

Antiinflammatories: Nd soaking in warm water and Epsom salt may be helpful. It would help knowing the body part you are referring too... ...Read more

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I have a brother that has been plague with gout, but the problem is that they been taking meds for gout and the swelling has not gone down it has been?

Gout treatment.: What is your brother taking? If it's Prednisone, then it should have helped fairly quickly. If it's Indomethacin, then it may help but may take longer. Other medications for gout, like Uloric, should not be taken in an acute flare. If pains are persisting regardless, maybe it's not really gout. Get him re-evaluated. ...Read more

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What is a good medicine to stop swelling from arthritis or gout?

What is a good medicine to stop swelling from arthritis or gout?

Not just about....: These are two different issues. Gout is caused from overproduction or underexcretion of uric acid proteins. Arthritis can be degenerative or traumatic or gouty. See your local podiatrist or rheumatologist to further evaluate the problem. Medicines should be used when diagnosis is definitive, not suspected. ...Read more

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Can gout cause swelling to the joints?

Can gout cause swelling to the joints?

Yes and more: Common symptoms are joint swelling, redness, warmth, tenderness. An acute gout attack is one of the most severe joint pains that you can experience. The most common site is the big toe. Chronic gout can cause joint deformity. The good news is that gout is a very treatable disease with dietary changes and medications. ...Read more

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There is swelling in left toe but no pain and I have gout with uwric acid level 5.8.How to remove or cure the swelling? Please reply

Anti inflammatories: Acute gout causes swelling and pain in a joint like the big toe. It is common for docs to treat it with a med like indomethacin (a prescription NSAID). Chronic gout can cause uric acid deposits in joints to develop called tophi. These are not often painful but can cause swelling in joints that don't resolve right away. Talk to your doc to discuss these issues and treatment options. ...Read more

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After taking homeopathic medicine...my gout pain stopped but swelling still there. Does it mean it has cured or still should I continue restricteddiet?

After taking homeopathic medicine...my gout pain stopped but swelling still there. Does it mean it has cured or still should I continue restricteddiet?

Diet: Definitely stay on the diet low on purines. Check online for purine rich foods. The homeopathic medication that you are taking may just be a pain medication but not an anti-inflammatory one thus the pain has subsided but the swelling persist. ...Read more

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I have pain in bottom of foot swelling on top. Is that gout?

I have pain in bottom of foot swelling on top. Is that gout?

Hard to say: Gout is characterized by intense pain, redness and swelling. If that is you, then gout is possible. If it is not, gout is unlikely. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I had gout 2 weeks ago. Now that the swelling is gone, I am still having aching pain at my toes area. What should I do?

I had gout 2 weeks ago. Now that the swelling is gone, I am still having aching pain at my toes area. What should I do?

Continue treatment: Continue with antiinflammatory medicine, if it still has range of motion pain, you may have it aspirated to drain out the gout crystals. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had seen my family docor twice for gout, the swelling has gone awsy but not the aching pain on my toes. ..What can/should I do?

See a foot doc: And have the toes evaluated. Have x-rays taken to evaluate the bone structure. It is unclear if the gout is causing the toe pain as gout is usually monoarticular but you complain it is in multiple toes. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat a 82 year old women with pvd and gout with limb swelling?

How do doctors treat a 82 year old women with pvd and gout with limb swelling?

Meds, etc.: Typically with PVD and gout you will be put on medications to decrease the uric acid and gout. Though probably more effective would be a cortisone injection to the area to reduce the swelling and redness and symptoms. See your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Have gout and still a bit of swelling. How quick can I start uloric as preventative treatment?

Have gout and still a bit of swelling. How quick can I start uloric as preventative treatment?

Gout: The goal of a rheumatologist is to prevent the damage that gout may cause. If you have any swelling I recommend more aggressive medications or treatments which may include oral steroids or steroid injections. I would recommend seeing a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Had rcc kidney partially removed last yr. Last check up 4 months ago. Now having pain in back to front and foot swelling. Gout? Or has rcc returned?

MD visit: You need to be checked out by your oncologist. Imaging should be done to see if the rcc has returned and metastasized or whether you have something else going on. ...Read more

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Right arm vein hurts by my wrist. Dr. Says it might be gout but even with meds the pain is still there and so is the swelling. What could it be?

Right arm vein hurts by my wrist. Dr. Says it might be gout but even with meds the pain is still there and so is the swelling. What could it be?

So here's the: Thing, if gout is the presumptive diagnosis a simple tap of the region (tap means doctor taking a sample with needle) would confirm that diagnosis. In the event, it's not gout, an abcess, or infection presents Similiarly, and that should be considered, a clot could develop in a vein, less common in wrist but very painful when it occurs. ...Read more

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I am diabetic & have horrible pain in my right big toe. No swelling but the pain is very severe and keeps me from walking. Itz not gout. Any ideas?

Possibly gout: Severe pain in the big toe (assuming no traumatic causes) always makes us suspicious of gout. Being a diabetic also heightens our concern for a neuropathy. Best to see your family doctor or internist to confirm your diagnosis and to rule out diabetic causes to the pain. ...Read more

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My father recently had a gout attack. His big toe no longer hurts but pain/swelling has traveled through his foot. What's the best medicine for swelling?

My father recently had a gout attack. His big toe no longer hurts but pain/swelling has traveled through his foot. What's the best medicine for swelling?

There are many: Medications to reduce swelling but need to find cause of it first. Normally swelling from gout attacks don't linger. Find the cause first then treatment can be started. ...Read more

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My arm right before my wrist veins hurt. Feels hot sometimes and slight swelling. Dr. Says gout but gout meds don't help. Anything else it could be?

My arm right before my wrist veins hurt. Feels hot sometimes and slight swelling. Dr. Says gout but gout meds don't help. Anything else it could be?

Gout unlikely: You are young enough to eliminate gout. That is the area where we consider tendonitis or bone pain.Since the area hurts so I am more inclined to consider tendon as the source. Ask you physician to consider tendonitis. ...Read more

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Swelling and pain in toe for 3 mos. Doc said plantar plate tear, but now having same issue in a toe on the other foot. What else could it be? Gout?

Probably not: Gout is an intensely inflammatory and painful arthritis usually involving the base of the great toe. It resolves even without treatment over a period of 1-2 weeks as a rule. I also do not buy the plantar plate tear diagnosis. Get another opinion. If needed an MRI can be a helpful diagnostic tool. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/gout & ra. No swelling just pain. I get sudden excruciating pain in joints like a severe sprain. Can last minutes or days. Gout or other?

Diagnosed w/gout & ra. No swelling just pain. I get sudden excruciating pain in joints like a severe sprain. Can last minutes or days. Gout or other?

See details: Something does not compute. Gout is an intense inflammatory arthritis. No swelling=not gout. The same with ra. Have you seen a rheumatologist? If not, see one. ...Read more

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Is gout the same thing as gouty arthritis? I’ve been having pain and swelling in my toe and my doctor says its gouty arthritis. I’ve never heard of this. Is it just a fancy name for gout? Or is it something different?

Is gout the same thing as gouty arthritis? I’ve been having pain and swelling in my toe and my doctor says its gouty arthritis. I’ve never heard of this. Is it just a fancy name for gout? Or is it something different?

Similar: Gout is a metabolic condition in which the serum uric acid in our bodies can elevate. Usually controlled with oral medication.
Gouty arthritis is the effect that chronic gout can have on joints especially feet, hands, knees. ...Read more

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I have tingling and numbness in the toes in both feet. Especially near and in the big toe NO swelling. Is this GOUT? Vs Pre-diabetes? How to tell?

I have tingling and numbness in the toes in both feet. Especially near and in the big toe NO swelling. Is this GOUT? Vs Pre-diabetes? How to tell?

Not gout: Gout is almost immediately recognized by the very severe pain, redness and swelling. If you have to ask, it isn't gout. Please see your doctor for a proper history and physical. Bring any medications or supplements that you use with you. ...Read more

Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Gout (Definition)

Occurs when too much uric acid gets deposited in a joint. Lifestyle factors like red meat and alcohol ...Read more