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What Does Gouts In Fingers Feel Like
I have a painful finger. Ra tests were negative . Might it be gout? It has hurt for six weeks and is particularly painful and stiff in the mornings.
It tests were: Done for ra, i would imagine testes were performed for uric acid levels as well. Is it possible it is gout, sure it is possible. Gout pain is usually not present for 6 weeks....So while possible, it would not be high on my differential list. But, is easy ruled out thru both blood and urine tests. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more
A co-worker woke up tbis morning and her middle finger was swollen and very painful, could this be gout?
Swollen finger: Gout could certainly be a cause of acute painful red swelling around any joint, and is one of the more common causes of acute pain and swelling in a finger joint. Other causes to consider are infection. Sometimes a bacterial germ can get in under the skin through just the slightest nick in the skin. This is the most serious concern. And, of course, trauma or a sprain can do this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do tell if I have gout in my finger. I have a history of gout. Knuckle in my pinky has been swollen for a month. Indocine doesn't help.
My finger is dark and swollen in between my joint i believe it's infected or it's gout, but it went down, but never all the way to normal need help.?
I had a gout attack 2 months ago on my big toe. Today my index finger hurt. Is it a gout attack as well?
It's possible.: Follow up with your dr and have your uric acid level checked. If it's elevated and your pain is gone, ask your dr if he would consider giving you allopurinol. Eating cherries may help. Avoid foods/drink that aggravate it - meat, seafood, legumes, nuts, spicy food, alcohol etc. Drink lots of water.Hope u feel better soon! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Was told pain in my index finger was gout, they did no test. Now the rest of my fingers have a numb feeling and a pain shot into my wrist. Is this gou?
Lab tests?: Gout is defined by a buildup of urate crystals in joint fluid and a very painful arthritis. There are definite ways to make the diagnosis, simply pain in fingers and/or wrist does not make this diagnosis, it takes more than that, usually a sample of joint fluid to analyze -discuss with a rheumatologist or ortho to Help confirm diagnosis ...Read more
What can I do for my husband who has gout and gets swollen feet/ankles/fingers every time he eats?
Get him treated: Gout is caused by increase blood levels of uric acid and can be treated suscessfully with long term medications. During acute attack you need to use anti inflammatory NSAID drugs like indocin, (indomethacin) Motrin or naprosyn but long term you need meds to bring your uric acid down and need to go on a special diet to avoid too much meat and beer atc, he can also use allupurinol so check with your doctor/rhematol. ...Read more
I am experiencing finger pain and there are a lots of bone cracking sounds at my joints when i move around. Is it gout?
What do you suggest if my husband has gout.nothing help+he can eat basicly nothing without getting swollen feet,ankles or fingers?
Gout rx: Take in tart cherry juice and tart cherries, 20/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns / day. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz per day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 liters per day. Allopurinol rx daily ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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