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Are the symptoms of gout bad?
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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
8 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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