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Symptoms of Gout

Postby BeardedDragonSteve » Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:20 pm

What are the symptoms of Gout. (Just a little joke, when writing this I almost posted this as Symptoms of "Goat"
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Re: Symptoms of Gout

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:36 am

Tender to the touch -- swelling -- not sure about what else - I am diabetic and have had gout - I know it is painful --- allopurinol is what is usually prescribed for gout
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Re: Symptoms of Gout

Postby BeardedDragonSteve » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:52 pm

Would they show any sign of pain or be uncomfortable when I touch it?
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Re: Symptoms of Gout

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:56 pm

Yes
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Re: Symptoms of Gout

Postby BeardedDragonSteve » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:58 pm

Ok thank you for the information
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Re: Symptoms of Gout

Postby CooperDragon » Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:06 pm

Look for swelling around joints and fingers/toes. Blood tests may reveal high uric acid levels. Samples taken from affected areas may show urate crystal formation.
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Re: Symptoms of Gout

Postby BeardedDragonSteve » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:22 pm

Yeah my bearded dragon showed slight limping. I checked for MBD did not have it. No Gout too, its possible for them to strain it?
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Re: Symptoms of Gout

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:27 pm

Has he gotten a nail snagged on hammock or something in tank? Has he jumped and hurt it that way
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Re: Symptoms of Gout

Postby BeardedDragonSteve » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:39 pm

I have not found out how she got injured. Possibly she was moving around at night from her stick to log
and could have hurt herself. This happened 3-4 days ago she is doing better not limping as much. I took her out side, she ran for a good bit not showing any sign of being hurt.
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Re: Symptoms of Gout

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:42 pm

Well that's good- keep an eye on her then - sounds like a sprain
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Re: Symptoms of Gout

Postby BeardedDragonSteve » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:45 pm

Quick update, Smaug is doing so much better. There is not limping, and the little bit of swelling has gone away.
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Re: Symptoms of Gout

Postby MrSpectrum » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:10 pm

With all the jumping off cliffs & landing on rocks, plants, and slate tiles he does, I'm surprised ZaRDoZ hasn't broken every bone in his body. I think maybe they're like babies in rubber pants... they bounce! :lol:

I was getting concerned about gout after reading this thread a couple weeks ago and looking up pictures. Z has "popeye arms", but no swelling in his extremities, limping, etc., so I think he's just overfed/fat, though no fat pads showing anywhere. I've cut him down some, and of course always trying to get him to eat more greens, but it's a challenge. Once in a while he'll surprise me and come out of his bowl with a mouthful and chow down, and he's getting better--but slooooowly... :silent:

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Re: Symptoms of Gout

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:20 pm

Yep Hiccup has arms that look like hes been working out at the gym------ but he does not jump off of anything in his tank - he only will jump from the chair to the floor in the LR and even then he slides down as far as he can go then drops to the floor onto the carpet---
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Re: Symptoms of Gout

Postby BeardedDragonSteve » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:41 pm

MrSpectrum wrote:With all the jumping off cliffs & landing on rocks, plants, and slate tiles he does, I'm surprised ZaRDoZ hasn't broken every bone in his body. I think maybe they're like babies in rubber pants... they bounce! :lol:

I was getting concerned about gout after reading this thread a couple weeks ago and looking up pictures. Z has "popeye arms", but no swelling in his extremities, limping, etc., so I think he's just overfed/fat, though no fat pads showing anywhere. I've cut him down some, and of course always trying to get him to eat more greens, but it's a challenge. Once in a while he'll surprise me and come out of his bowl with a mouthful and chow down, and he's getting better--but slooooowly... :silent:

He could just be buff. :D
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Re: Symptoms of Gout

Postby MrSpectrum » Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:16 am

BeardedDragonSteve wrote:He could just be buff. :D

The way he used climb the vertical brick wall of his tower (instead of using the "steps") he was, but lately he doesn't do that anymore, so I think he may just be... rotund. :lol: (Photo added above).
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