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Gouty arthritis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Urinary and Bladder Problems
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User :   hello doc
Doctor :   Hi Dr. XXXXXXXX here
User :   Good morning Sir
Doctor :   Good Morning
User :   Sir Everything was normal before i went to sleep
Doctor :   ok
User :   however around idnite i wa feeliin pain in both my toes
Doctor :   Ok
User :   the pain is due to swelling
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i also had dificulty in breathing when i was awakened du to pain
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i felt the breathing problem may be due to sleepin very close to blower in a closed room
User :   i am 25 yrs male
User :   how the swelling should go
User :   ?
Doctor :   May I know your weight and height?
User :   170 cm
User :   and 62 kgs
Doctor :   Since when are you having this swelling?
User :   last night is the first instance of swelling
Doctor :   Do you have swelling in any other part of the body?
User :   no
Doctor :   Has the pain and swelling reduced since last night?
User :   no not much
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness such as diabetes, high uric acid levels?
User :   no nothing has been diagnosed
User :   however i am a chain smoker
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   yes sir
Doctor :   Without physically examining you, I cannot predict the exact cause for the swelling and pain,
User :   hmm
Doctor :   however sudden onset pain and swelling of the toes
Doctor :   is one of the feature of acute gouty arthritis.
Doctor :   It's a condition that develops due to high uric acid accumulation.
User :   kk
User :   should i get a uric aid test done
User :   ?
Doctor :   But since you have had no such complaints in the past, I cannot confirm this without physical examination and serum uric acid tests.
User :   anything else
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   It seems you have moved out from the chat window. Please log back if you have any further queries.
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