What Causes Gout?

By kyle
Article Sources Article Sources
Medical Expert Medical Expert

3. What Are the Symptoms of Gout?

The main symptom of gout is intense pain in a joint that comes and goes in episodes. This pain is often felt like heat in a very localized area. For some people, the pain is so intense they believe that the area is experiencing a joint infection.

Gout can physically alter the appearance of the joint as well, making it appear very red and swollen. Large bumps called tophi may be visible, which are swollen nodules containing the accumulation of uric acid crystals.


Related Articles

Home | Privacy Policy | Editorial | Unsubscribe | | About Us

This site offers information designed for entertainment & educational purposes only. With any health related topic discussed on this site you should not rely on any information on this site as a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, treatment, advice, or as a substitute for, professional counseling care, advice, treatment, or diagnosis. If you have any questions or concerns about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other health-care professional.