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How do you know if you have gout or not?
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Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Get Evaluated
Gout is diagnosed by history physical exam and aspiration of the swollen joint.
The fluid is then examined, if it has uric acid crystals this confirms the diagnosis of gout.

In brief: Get Evaluated
Gout is diagnosed by history physical exam and aspiration of the swollen joint.
The fluid is then examined, if it has uric acid crystals this confirms the diagnosis of gout.
Dr. Betty Keller
Dr. Betty Keller
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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Crystal exam
Usually gout is a clinical diagnosis made by a typical history and exam. If you want to be completely sure, you stick a needle into the inflamed joint, remove the fluid, and look for the crystals under a polarizing microscope.

In brief: Crystal exam
Usually gout is a clinical diagnosis made by a typical history and exam. If you want to be completely sure, you stick a needle into the inflamed joint, remove the fluid, and look for the crystals under a polarizing microscope.
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheo
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