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I have what appears to be a gout on my left foot, but it never hurt. What do I do?

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
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In brief: Some

There are some people who don't have pain with gout.
That doesn't mean that the process is not damaging joints and it should still be managed.

In brief: Some

There are some people who don't have pain with gout.
That doesn't mean that the process is not damaging joints and it should still be managed.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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In brief: Get an exam

Gout is usually a painful condition where the joint gets hot, red and painful.
The only way to tell is to get an examination and probably blood work. If swelling is constant then a sample of the joint fluid may be necessary at well as x-rays to examine the bone.

In brief: Get an exam

Gout is usually a painful condition where the joint gets hot, red and painful.
The only way to tell is to get an examination and probably blood work. If swelling is constant then a sample of the joint fluid may be necessary at well as x-rays to examine the bone.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Gout is painful

If you having swelling in the left foot that is not tender, red, or warm you need to see a physician to rule out other casues of swlling, such as fluid retention or blood clot to name two possibiities.
All gout patient's I have seen are in fairly severe pain.

In brief: Gout is painful

If you having swelling in the left foot that is not tender, red, or warm you need to see a physician to rule out other casues of swlling, such as fluid retention or blood clot to name two possibiities.
All gout patient's I have seen are in fairly severe pain.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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