What Happens if Gout is Untreated?
If gout is not treated, the excess uric acid will cause lumpy deposits of uric acid in your joints causing further joint pain and disfigurement. These lumpy deposits at your joints are called as tophus.
What symptoms will you have?
You may have one or more of the following:
- Sudden onset of agonizing pain
- Swelling and redness of the first metatarsopharyngeal(joints between bone and foot) joint.
- Occurs after too much food or alcohol, dehydration or starting a diuretic.