Talking with your Doctor

If you suspect that you have experienced a gout attack, it is important to obtain an accurate diagnosis and seek ongoing treatment. Following these steps can help to prevent future attacks of gout.

During your visit, be prepared to answer questions about your pain and what you think might be triggering your gout. You should also bring a list of the medications you are currently taking, and it is helpful to let the doctor know if anyone else in your family has suffered from gout. You should also come prepared with your own list of questions. Click here for some sample questions.