A 34-year-old member asked:
are the symptoms of gout bad?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli answered
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Gout can cause red, swollen, painful joints. Sometimes it can be asymptomatic. The joint between the foot and the big toe is often involved. These symptoms typically occur after a large meal or after drinking alcohol. Can also occur in the knee. Caused by purine metabolism problems. Gout should be evaluated and treated by a physician.
Answered on Nov 1, 2020
Dr. Pierre Moeser answered
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: A gout attack is one of the most severe joint pains that you can experience. Other symptoms of gout can be kidney stones (also painful) or chalky deposits in the skin ( painful if large and draining through the skin). The good news is that gout is a very treatable disease with dietary changes and medications.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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