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Experience:  GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
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I have a swollen big toe,I have no recollection of doing

Customer Question

I have a swollen big toe,I have no recollection of doing anyphysical to it and therefore suspect I may have gout.
Assistant: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: I am 80-y-o, and live a very active and social life. No recent injuries. I drink my share of wine per day, and try to not over eat.
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I am generally in quite good order, 16stone. Today I am going to have a scan on the left ankle, as I have some pain there as well. The Left ankle pain started about a month ago and the toe pain very recently, about 3 days ago.
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 14 days ago.

Dear customer,

Thank you for contacting JustAnswer.

What is your question regarding this?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I think I have a form of gout and need to know the correct procedure to follow. I would presume the answer will be to make an appointment with my GP and accept the diagnosis.
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 14 days ago.

Dear customer,

Thank you for replying.

Are you having only swelling? Is there any pain or redness as well?