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If you get gout once does it always come back again?
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Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Depends on uric acid
The frequency of gout flares is proportional to the concentration of uric acid in the blood test.
If uric acid is 10, gout will surely return within a year. If it is lowered below 6, flares probably will stop within months.

In brief: Depends on uric acid
The frequency of gout flares is proportional to the concentration of uric acid in the blood test.
If uric acid is 10, gout will surely return within a year. If it is lowered below 6, flares probably will stop within months.
Dr. Angus Worthing
Dr. Angus Worthing
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Usually but!
Gout usually recurrent - that is it comes back.
Sometimes it does snot return for a long time - so we usually treat people who get recurrent gout. In the original framingham study some patients did not get a recurrent episode after even 14 years. It is important to remember that gout can be a symptom of something else, so that all people with gout need an evaluation to clarify why.

In brief: Usually but!
Gout usually recurrent - that is it comes back.
Sometimes it does snot return for a long time - so we usually treat people who get recurrent gout. In the original framingham study some patients did not get a recurrent episode after even 14 years. It is important to remember that gout can be a symptom of something else, so that all people with gout need an evaluation to clarify why.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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