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What are some of the signs and symptoms of gout arthritis?
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Joint pain, etc.
An acute gout attack is one of the most severe joint pains that you can experience.
The most common site is the big toe. The joint can be tender, red, warm, or swollen or a combination of these. Gout can cause joint deformity. The good news is that gout is a very treatable disease with dietary changes and medication.

In brief: Joint pain, etc.
An acute gout attack is one of the most severe joint pains that you can experience.
The most common site is the big toe. The joint can be tender, red, warm, or swollen or a combination of these. Gout can cause joint deformity. The good news is that gout is a very treatable disease with dietary changes and medication.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree
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An acute attack of gout will usually cause a very painful, swollen and red joint.
Common areas for gout are the big toe, elbow, knee. It can be confirmed by draining joint fluid and looking under a microscope for uric acid crystals. Treated with antiinflamamtories and joint rest. In between attacks, many people go on medicine to keep their uric acid levels low. Seen frequently in diabetics.

In brief: See below
An acute attack of gout will usually cause a very painful, swollen and red joint.
Common areas for gout are the big toe, elbow, knee. It can be confirmed by draining joint fluid and looking under a microscope for uric acid crystals. Treated with antiinflamamtories and joint rest. In between attacks, many people go on medicine to keep their uric acid levels low. Seen frequently in diabetics.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain and swelling in a joint, usually big toe
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Pain
Pain can be severe and of acute onset. Also, swelling, & redness.

In brief: Pain
Pain can be severe and of acute onset. Also, swelling, & redness.
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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