How do gout and rheumatoid arthritis differ?

See below. Gout is the result of high uric acid circulating in blood that deposits in a joint causing acute pain. This can be caused from a over production or an under excretion. Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory auto-immune disease that affects multiple joints. A physician will examine you and test for these conditions if necessary.
Very dfferent. Gout is an arthritis caused by urate crystals and usually involves the base of the big toe. Other joints can also be involved. Ra is an autoimmune disease usually characterized by generalized inflammation of large and small joints at the same time. There are numerous other differences.

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How can I be sure that I have rheumatoid arthritis or gout?

Can overlap. With symptoms, but lab and physical, exam are differentiating commonly. Read more...
See a Rheumatogist. Both are very clinical diagnoses (a doctor looking at you and your whole story) and labs don't tell the whole story. Only a rheumatologist will be able to tell you for sure. Read more...

How to tell if bony growth on big toe base is a bunion, osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis or gout/tophi? Only on right foot.

X-ray will help. As will your clinical history and exam. Goit is a diagnosis made largely by a blood test though gouty drpisits that are not invled or tophi do occur they often are very obvious and shoe up with x-ray too. Bone spurs from trauma can be commun in the big toe and many sports related issues can lead to mild DJD in the big toe. Ra is a DX that can be present though less likely to appear in only bone. Read more...
See a rheumatologist. A rheumatologist is an expert in musculoskeletal medicine who can distinguish between the diagnoses you mention by asking questions, examining the toe, and doing tests if needed (x-ray, bloodwork, ultrasound etc). Bunions are slow growing and hard. Oa is more common >age50 and chronically stiff. Tophi usually softer, +/- yellow and go with sudden flares (red, swollen, painful), and RA symmetric. Read more...
See a podiatrist. Go see a podiatrist. Gout would flare up and you have intense pain. Arthritis is due to joint space narrowing which is very possible. Ra 36 yo male not likely and it is on both side, bunion is a possibility. Usually if the bony growth on the side of the big toe joint its a bunion. Top of the big toe joint is arthritis. Podiatrist can tell you exactly what you got and how to take care of it. Read more...

How does arthritis differ from rheumatoid arthritis?

Big difference. Rheumatoid arthritis is but one of over 100 types of arthritis. Most are inflammatory and need management by a rheumatology specialist. But the term generically applies to degenerative arthritis, with minmal inflammation. Or tendon issues, ie. Rotator cuff that may be mechanical in origin-impingement syndrome, yet be called "shoulder arthritis.". Read more...

Can you please tell me how osteo arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis differ?

See below. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease where your immune system is attacking your body including your joints. Osteoarthritis is not autoimmune and is what we call a "wear and tear" arthritis where the joints get damaged over time though things such as trauma to a joint tends to hasten the process. Read more...

How do symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis differ from symptoms from osteoarthritis?

Different process. Your RA and SLE are inflammatory. Osteoarthritis is more wear and tear and mechanical. Early inflammatory joints such as the knee do better with usage but osteoarthritis does worse with usage. Osteoarthritis has enlarge bones causing the swelling (but can have fluid) and inflammatory arthritis has swollen soft tissue. Medications like NSAIDs work in both, not methotrexate & cortisone. Read more...

Can you please tell me how RA (rheumatoid arthritis) and oa (osteoarthritis differ?

Inflammation. A very long answer . I advice to google both disease , in the american college of rheumatology , the diference is clear cut. Read more...
OA vs. RA. Osteoarthritis is a mechanical alignment problem or a result of post-traumatic intra-articular malalignment. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, when the body's own host immune system starts to work against itself. Read more...