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brad90956

Swollen Pinky Finger

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About a year ago I woke up and my pinky finger was red and swollen. After a few days I went to the doctor and had an X-ray done, blood work (arthritis, gout, CBC, ANA, RF, lupus)...all were negative. Since then I have had an MRI which showed no trauma and that I have inflammation in the knuckle. No arthritis.

My last visit to the doctor was this week. He flat out told me he doesn't know what is wrong with me. I guess my next step is going to a rheumatologist.

My question is this...could it be caused from gluten? I am going to start a gluten free diet tomorrow to see if it helps.

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Could be. Just from my experience-- I used to get that exact thing with my left thumb from time to time. Red, swollen, painful.

Since my diagnosis and going gluten free, it hasn't happened once-- it'll be 8 years in June.

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My Dad had gout from the age of 36 and several of his siblings suffered from it too.   Dad's blood counts did not indicate they were high enough for him to have gout.  You can't always depend on the blood test.  Just a thought for you. . .  I sure hope it isn't gout, it's a nasty disease!

 

He did have gout and proven through aspiration of fluid from his knee joints which showed the crystals.  My Uncle controlled his gout through diet very successfully.  

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