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Gout symtoms

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 22, 2006
  • 05:45 PM

I want to know if gout can attack the arch of the foot causing a painful lump in the arch, with severe swelling of the ankle and foot. I've had gout before, but it affected the big toe only. My toes are currently unaffected.

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  • Gout is sometimes difficult to diagnose and can be confused with other illnesses, like a sprain or an infection. It is most commonly diagnosed with a physical examination, medical history, and possibly a test to measure the amount of uric acid in the blood. Your doctor may extract fluid from the affected joint, called synovial fluid, with a needle and examine it for crystals under a microscope.
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    • September 7, 2010
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