Do I have Gout ?

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    Back in approximately June 2015, I noticed some puffy growths on both of my wrists.

    My GP thought they were ganglion cysts and sent me to a hand specialist who X rayed them. He rules out ganglion cysts and, since they did not hurt, advised me to leave them alone.

    This past August my right wrist began to hurt a little, so I went back to the hand specialist who had an MRI done on it and had my blood tested for Uric acid. Based mostly on the Uric acid blood test, which was a little high, he diagnosed me with gout.

    I have no symptoms of extreme pain or pain flare ups. My right wrist almost always hurts a little.

    Is it possible I have osteo arthritis instead of gout ?

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    Junior GoutPal
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    “Based mostly on the Uric acid blood test, which was a little high,”

    Please can you post the exact number, instead of “little high”. That will allow Keith to give a better opinion on your gout diagnosis question.

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