What are the symptoms of Gout?

Gout develops in a person gradually or suddenly with severe symptoms. Symptoms develop suddenly and usually involve only one or a few joints. The pain frequently starts during the night and is often described as throbbing, crushing, or excruciating. Excruciating pain in the "Big Toe" in the recent past may indicate Gout.

The affected joint appears warm, red, and tender. The pain at the joints may subside in several days, but may recur at irregular intervals. Subsequent attacks usually have a longer duration.

In some people, it may progress to chronic gouty arthritis, while others may have no further attacks.

Who are at more of getting gout?

Men, postmenopausal women, people with kidney disease, diabetes mellitus, sickle cell anemia, or obesity have higher chances of getting Gout.

Comments

barbarabaker Wednesday, March 10, 2010

In the past two years I've had over a dozen onsets of this; in the last four months though, it has become more "ongoing" with currently counting 3 episodes and currently experiencing pain. My doctors in the past said nothing more than tendinitis and I know that's not what it is. Recently though, with the pain I'm having I decided to google the information. All the symptoms seem to be relevant to symptoms written.
The only difference; my pain goes straight up my leg (on the inner part kind of like running up my main artery). I can't bend my knee because the pain on the underside is horrible. I can't stand because the top of my foot is so swollen, red and "water logged" that I end up just sitting with my foot up for a good 5-10 days. Please tell me what questions I should ask my doctors.

Oh, PS- I have CKD/ stage 3 and Type 1 diabetes. I weigh 145lbs and am 5'7".

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