4 doctors weighed in:

I'm wondering is gout always painful?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not always

An acute gout attack is always painful.
However often gout crystals build up in joints for months or years without an symptoms. This process can result in joint deformities. For this reason i usually recommend proactive treatment for gout to prevent the complications. See your primary care doctor or a rheumatologist.

In brief: Not always

An acute gout attack is always painful.
However often gout crystals build up in joints for months or years without an symptoms. This process can result in joint deformities. For this reason i usually recommend proactive treatment for gout to prevent the complications. See your primary care doctor or a rheumatologist.
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Thank

In brief: Yes

Because of the build of urate crystals in the joint.

In brief: Yes

Because of the build of urate crystals in the joint.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Smith
Board Certified,
13 years in practice
382K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors