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wrong diagnosis

I have chronic degenerative arthritis{DA}.  My last painful swelling episode prompted a local doctor to do a arthocentisis and he withdrew 115cc of synovial fluid.  I have no history of gout or any other painful joints except the knees I injured twenty some years ago.  He diagnosed gout despite a normal uric acid blood test and no test available for uric acid crystals.  My question is:  Can degenerative arthritis have the symptom of frequent swelling of the knee with synovial fluid?
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My knee is swollen now for over two or three years, and as far as I can tell so far its osteoarthritis, so there are many other things it can be.  I also have terrible foot pain, so I am going to request blood work to discount gout too.  Some of these things come with age, and in my case I think that qualifies.
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