Pseudogout | Diagnosis & Tests

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How is pseudogout diagnosed?

Your doctor may draw fluid from your joint to check for the crystals that cause pseudogout. X-rays can show any buildup of crystals or signs of joint damage. Your doctor will probably want to rule out other possible causes of your symptoms, such as gout or rheumatoid arthritis.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 02/11
Created: 11/09

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