Symptoms of Gout
|Gout of the Big Toe|
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- Severe pain
- Extreme tenderness
- Overall sick feeling
Build up of uric acid deposits called tophi:
- Hard lumps under the skin near or around joints
- Hard lumps at the rim of the ear
- Other parts of the body may be affected such as fingertips, cornea of eye, aorta, spine, or around brain
- Permanent damage to affected joints
- Carpal tunnel syndrome , a painful condition of the wrists
- Kidney stones , if uric acid builds up in the kidneys
- Kidney damage
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 05/2014 -
- Update Date: 05/07/2014 -
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