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My dad has a long history of gout. His foot and knee have been pussing. What could this be m what could cause it?
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In brief: Infection
Your dad needs to see a dr. Soon.

In brief: Infection
Your dad needs to see a dr. Soon.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Dr. Alan Ettinger
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Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jackie Lam
Dr. Jackie Lam
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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ryan Stanton
Dr. Ryan Stanton
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