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I have had gout in two ankles and one knee for 6 weeks! I get it every two months! I haven't had it this long before, is it normal to last so long?

No. If you're experiencing recurring symptoms, you may want to act by seeking treatment. Certain medications can address your specific chronic gout problem but you must also change your diet and drinking habits. Read more...
Unusual for gout. Tale allopurinol and Anti-inflammatory rx.Take in tart cherry juice and tart cherries, 20/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns / day. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz per day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 L /d. Read more...

My husband has ankle and knee pains for 10 years and gout 15 years. Tried all the meds prescribe from his doc but still suffered. Is surgery best now?

Refractory gout . Intensive life style/dietary modification is important. Refractory gout needs to be treated with medications having differing mechanisms of action. Uricosuric agents (eg. Probenecid), newer xanthine oxidase inhibitors (eg.Febuxostat), certain diuretics & others. Colchicine & corticosteroids may work better than nsaids for symptom control. Intenist or rheumatologist should be consulted. Read more...
Pain. It seems like you don't have an accurate diagnosis yet for the cause of his ankle and knee pain. If the medications are not working perhaps another diagnosis maybe helpful to decide on a new treatment plan. Read more...

I have repeated painful swollen joints I have been told it is gout I have had the joint fluid analyzed 4 times and there have never been any crystals negative rheumatoid panel it affects fingers wrist foot ankle heel knee usually one at a time occasionall

RF - rheum arthritis. You could have rheumatoid factor negative (rf-) rheumatoid arthritis. Not likely gout without crystals in fluid. Other possibilities are pseudo gout or lupus. You may want to see a rheumatologist. Read more...
Check w your rheum. Having 4 negative joint aspirations makes gout less likely. Other multi joint problems (poly articular arthropathies) may not show up on rheumatoid panels, though a general inflammation test such as an ESR or CRP will normally be elevated). You should get a diagnosis bc many good medications are available to treat rheumatologic diseases today. Read more...
Other ways . To check for gout would be elevated uric acid in blood and by way of 24 hour urine. Tapping the joint is the definitive way. There are reasons the tap could be negative, however, i would advise a rheumatology work up with complete bloodwork to rule out causes other han gout. Read more...
Small joint pain. Another possibility is psoriatic arthritis if some scaling skin or nail disease/dryness. Have seen many cases of this where fingers and toes are swollen one at a time along with generalized aching joints. Also have a lyme disease test //aso and consider infectious precursor (bacterial or parasitic organism, e.G, tick-born illness if you have visited or lived in ne areas us) to this disease process. Read more...

My dad has a long history of gout. His foot and knee have been pussing. What could this be m what could cause it?

Not Gout. If it has pus draining...It isn't gout. It needs to be checked out right away. You need to make sure there isn't an infection. Read more...
Tophi. If the discharge is white and is not associated with pain or swelling, it is possible that your father has tophi lesions which are common for long-term gout patients. These are benign. But in any case i would have a doctor look at them to confirm. Read more...