Gout | Symptoms


What is a gout attack like?

The symptoms of gout may be sudden. They usually start at night, often in the big toe joint (but can also occur in the joints of the feet, ankles, knees, hands and wrists). The affected joint becomes red, feels hot and hurts. The joint hurts more when you touch it.


Diagnosis and Management of Gout by JR Pittman, Pharm.D. and MH Bross, M.D. (American Family Physician April 01, 1999, http://www.aafp.org/afp/990401ap/1799.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 07/13
Created: 09/00