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Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.


Okay. Your answer suggests that your gout is severe enough to warrant treatment to prevent attacks and reduce the risk of complications (such as joint damage or kidney stones). You'll also need information about how to treat attacks of gout.

First, let's talk about prevention, then about how to treat sudden attacks.

Have you had or do you have either of the following?

  • kidney stone

  • chronic kidney disease (also called chronic renal failure or chronic renal insufficiency).

Yes, I have had a kidney stone or have chronic kidney disease.

Nope, no kidney stones and my kidneys are fine, thanks.

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