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Can i be 41 and have gout in finger?

Can i be 41 and have gout in finger?

Yes: Gout is due to altered metabolism causing uric acid crystals to be deposited within your joints. The big toe is the most common, but the hands can also be affected. ...Read more

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Gout (Definition)

Gout is when too much uric acid gets deposited in a joint. The classic one is the big toe although others can be affected. Lifestyle factors like red meat and alcohol ...Read more


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A co-worker woke up tbis morning and her middle finger was swollen and very painful, could this be gout?

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 more

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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.

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 more

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Last night i woke up in pain and the tip of my left finger is swollen and red, is it gout?

Last night i woke up in pain and the tip of my left finger is swollen and red, is it gout?

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

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Stinging and pulsating pressure on toes and fingers. Could this be gout?

No: Gout is not the symptoms you describe. It is characterized by marked swelling, pain, redness and tenderness, usually, but not always, at the base of the great toe. ...Read more

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I had a gout attack 2 months ago on my big toe. Today my index finger hurt. Is it a gout attack as well?

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 more

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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.

SEE PROVIDER: There are several conditions that can cause the symptoms that you described. Although some may be benign, there are others that should be treated. I suggest you see your primary care doctor as soon as these symptoms appear. ...Read more

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Swollen finger with blister and history of gout and artherites. Blister on swollen finger ?

Swollen finger with blister and history of gout and artherites. Blister on swollen finger ?

Herpetic whitlow: A swollen finger with a blistering (no history of burn or puncture wound) is classic for a herpetic whitlow. It is a form of herpes simplex ( like a cold sore) but appears on your finger. Suggest you see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

If there is a : Chance it is infected then you most definately should see a doctor as you may need to be talking an oral antibiotic and if there is residual infection there could possibly be an abcess which would necessitate incison and drainage of the abcess. ...Read more

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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?

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