What is causing sudden swollen joints?

Many things. Swollen joints that occur suddenly should be seen by a rheumatologist. If there is a rheumatologic issue it should be addressed medically before joint damage occurs.
Inflammation. It is inflammation, can also be new onset arthritis. I would make an appointment to be seen and have some labs done. Autoimmune disorders can present with swollen joints..

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What causes swollen joints in a 5 year old?

JRA/JIA symptoms. Children with juvenile arthritis most often have visible swelling of one or more joints for several days at least and morning stiffness in the affected joints. If you are concerned that your child has juvenile arthritis, take them for evaluation to their doctor and request a referral to a pediatric rheumatologist if there is any concern. Pain is often not associated with arthritis in younger kids. Read more...

What can cause swollen joints in the foot that isn't gout?

Arthritis, etc. Different forms of arthritis, pseudogout, capsulitis, fracture to a joint, metatarsalgia, synovitis, cysts, to name a few. If you are not sure and are having pain, make sure to see your podiatrist before the condition becomes chronic or worse. Read more...

I have joint pain, swollen joints and a chronic cough, what could be the cause?

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Many things. Common things are common: it is possible you have osteoarthritis, which is wear-and-tear joint damage caused by 'mileage' and gravity, which causes joint pain and sometimes swelling. Common causes of chronic cough include allergic rhinitis (postnatal drip), smoking, asthma, or a medication side effect. Certain viruses can cause all three symptoms. If it lingers, see your physician for an exam. Read more...

What disease causes the following symptoms: bleeding gums, loose teeth and swollen joints?

Not the same disease. It could be more then one issue that you are having, gum disease is a bacterial infection, it is the leading cause for gum infection cuasing bone loss and thus tooth mobility, on the other hand swollen joints is an inflammation of the joints, it can happen in the same time but could be related to a different issue such as arthritis or gouts. You should see a periodontist and a rheumatologist. Read more...
Vitamin C deficiency. Vitamin c deficiency (also known as scurvy) over a long period of time causes a breakdown in the body's connective tissue (collagen). Advanced symptoms include bleeding gums, loose teeth, muscle pain, weakness, and swollen joints. Read more...
Complex answer. Bleeding gums, loose teeth are signs of gum disease. Swollen joints can be something systemic which might have nothing to do with the gums disease symptoms. I would suggest a consultation with your medical doctor and a periodontist. Read more...

What disease could cause the following symptoms: bleeding gums, loose teeth, painful and swollen joints?

Vitamin C deficiency. The symptoms you described are classic symptoms of vitamin c deficiency(scurvy). The symptoms in part or in whole could be secondary to a number of medical problems. Without more clinical information a more specific response is not possible. Read more...
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Scurvy. It is not likely in this day and age, but your symptoms are ones sailors on long voyages used to suffer from. It is a lack of vitamin c. An aside, british sailors (and now all uk citizens) are called limey's since they warded of scurvy by eating limes on long voyages. Probably unhelpful, but historically enlightening. Read more...