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Hard, yellow bumps on finger. Painful to touch. Have gout. Any idea?

My mother has three hard yellow bumps on one finger . They are painful if touched or bumped. One Dr said it may be gout , but wasn t sure. My mother in the last couple of years has had several occurrences of gout, usually affecting one of her toes. These bumps are not itchy, hot, or flakey and are awful looking. Any idea or treatment ideas? We have tried poking with a needle but nothing happens. Thank you.
Asked On : Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response

Thanks for writing here.

Yellow bumps can be due to gout.

Skin manifestations can occur at a late stage in gout.

Increased uric acid can get deposited under skin producing yellow bumps.Get uric acid level checked.

Do not try to to poke with needle since it can lead to infection.

It will be better to start treatment under the guidance of a rheumatologist.

Hope this will solve your query.Take care.

With regards,Dr,Joshi.
Answered: Sat, 6 Jul 2013
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