Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Okay, that's helpful, because it makes the diagnosis much more certain.
The next questions deal with the severity of your gout or problems that might be related to gout.
Is one or more of the following statements true for you?
I've had gout in more than one joint at the same time.
I have frequent attacks (4 or more times in a year).
I have lumps under the skin (or have been told I have tophi).
I have had one or more kidney stones.
My gout has been hard to treat, taking more than a day or two to get under control and/or has required steroid pills.