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    I’m waiting for my Rheumatologist appointment and I was wondering if what I experienced could possibly be gout.

    I’ve been fighting pain on and off in my ankle for the past year. 4 weeks ago I got sudden pain in my fingers, hands and wrists. Then the pain started moving to different parts of my body (Knees, ankles, toes, shoulders, elbows). The pain moves to a different spot every day. The pain I initially had in my hands is 90% gone. Other sites have been painful for a day or two and then recover completely.

    I had blood tests (CRP, sed rate, Rheumatoid Factor, ANA) that were all normal. I haven’t had a uric acid test. I’ve also recently had a case of iritis. Some of my pain is was in the distal finger and toe joints.

    From my research, I think I most likely have psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis or gout. I don’t have psoriasis.

    Keith Taylor

    Your right, it’s possibly gout.

    Without a physical examination, and appropriate tests, I can’t say if it is, or if it isn’t.

    After your appointment, please be certain to get your exact uric acid levels. This should be a number with a scale that is either mg/dL, mmol/L or μmol/L. I strongly recommend you login here, and add your uric acid test result to your personal gout profile.

    Before your appointment, and uric acid test result, there is little more I can say. However, if you are unsure what to ask your rheumatologist about gout, please let me know. I’ll try to think of some good questions that are appropriate to your circumstances.

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