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Gout - Diagnosis

The diagnosis of gout is made based on symptoms, clinical examination and blood tests. X-rays can help in the assessment of joint damage.

The definitive test is a joint aspiration, where a needle is inserted into a swollen joint to obtain a sample of the joint fluid, for examination of urate crystals.

Gout - Preparing for surgery

Gout - Post-surgery care

Gout - Other Information