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I am experiencing foot swelling (quality: in the big toe) and ankle swelling. The following also describe me: Difficulty walking, Ankle pain, and...

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Dr. Edward Workman
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In brief: Gout vs heart issues

The swelling you're describing could be gout; the onset of which can occur at any age and is often the consequence of an extremely rich diet with pork, wine, salt, etc.
If that's not the case then the issue is backflow from your heart (i.e. congestive failure). see your pcp; you need either a consult with rheumatology or cardiology per your PCP.

In brief: Gout vs heart issues

The swelling you're describing could be gout; the onset of which can occur at any age and is often the consequence of an extremely rich diet with pork, wine, salt, etc.
If that's not the case then the issue is backflow from your heart (i.e. congestive failure). see your pcp; you need either a consult with rheumatology or cardiology per your PCP.
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Dr. Scott Keith
I'm going with the gout.
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