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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Swelling of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th Toe

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced swelling of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th toe. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Gout

    Gout is a form of arthritis that causes sudden pain, stiffness, and swelling in a joint. The big toe is often affected.

    With proper medical attention, relief is possible within the first 24 hours of treatment.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    swollen toes
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Psoriatic Arthritis

    Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. Some people who have psoriasis also get a form of arthritis (inflammation and swelling of joints) called psoriatic arthritis.

    This type of arthritis can be managed with treatment, and permanent damage can be prevented. However, the underlying cause (psoriasis) is currently incurable.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    shoulder pain, lower back pain, joint pain, upper back pain, hip pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  3. 3.Familial Hypercholesterolemia

    Familial hypercholesterolemia is a genetic disorder that causes LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels to be very high. The condition begins at birth and can cause heart attacks at an early age.

    Chronic but controllable

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    swollen achilles, achilles tendon pain
    Symptoms that never occur with familial hypercholesterolemia:
    achilles tendon pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a form of arthritis that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in your joints. It can affect any joint but is common in the wrist and fingers. RA is an autoimmune disorder, meaning that it is caused by the immune system incorrectly attacking the joints when it shouldn't.

    RA is a chronic disease which requires lifelong control.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, depressed mood, joint pain, muscle aches, daytime sleepiness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Septic Arthritis

    Septic arthritis is an intensely painful joint infection.

    12-14 days with treatment

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fever, spontaneous shoulder pain, chills, knee pain, joint pain
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Swelling of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th Toe

  • Q.What is your body mass?
  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?
  • Q.Do you run for exercise or sport?
  • Q.Where exactly is your foot swelling?

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Swelling of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th Toe Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced swelling of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th toe have also experienced:

    • 33% Pain in a Toe Besides the Big Toe
    • 19% Toe Pain
    • 5% Toe Bruise(s)
  • People who have experienced swelling of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th toe had symptoms persist for:

    • 31% Less Than a Week
    • 26% Less Than a Day
    • 22% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced swelling of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th toe were most often matched with:

    • 33% Gout
    • 33% Psoriatic Arthritis
    • 33% Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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