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How do you get tested for gout?
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Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Exam and testing
Your doctor can ask you questions (how quickly your joint pain started, whether a joint swelled or turned red), then possibly take blood tests and/or xrays, and in some cases during a "flare" aspirate fluid from a joint with a small needle.
(usually specialists do this.) ask your doctor if you have concerns because gout is very treatable.

In brief: Exam and testing
Your doctor can ask you questions (how quickly your joint pain started, whether a joint swelled or turned red), then possibly take blood tests and/or xrays, and in some cases during a "flare" aspirate fluid from a joint with a small needle.
(usually specialists do this.) ask your doctor if you have concerns because gout is very treatable.
Dr. Angus Worthing
Dr. Angus Worthing
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Fluid crystals
Swollen joint drain fluid look under microscope for uric acid crystals check serum uric acid level.

In brief: Fluid crystals
Swollen joint drain fluid look under microscope for uric acid crystals check serum uric acid level.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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