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Should I talk to my doctor about my gout symptoms?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Gout, like other forms of arthritis, can continue to get worse without treatment. Talk to your doctor about unexpected pain and swelling in your joints, particularly if the symptoms develop suddenly and without cause. Also, seek medical attention if you develop a fever and/or the joint feels warm to the touch as these can be signs of infection.

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