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I have had similar problems with my GP. My gout first started in the classic place, the big toe. Uric acid was normal, so he prescribed surgery for bone spurs. Next attack, middle finger. He said it was cellulitis. Gave me antibiotics and sent me to a hand surgeon to look at the ‘mucous cysts’ in that finger. The surgeon took one look, said, ‘that’s gout’ and sent me for lab tests where my uric acid was found to be 10.9. I think gout is too complex an illness for the average run of the mill GP. If I were you, I would make an appointment with a rheumatologist ASAP. You need to be under the care of a physician who understands gout.