How Long Does Gout Last? It’s Your Call

How Long Does Gout Last is an overview of several pages that cover different aspects of gout duration. Specifically, it guides you to consider what you really mean when you ask “How Long Does Gout Last?” Then it helps you make gout recovery as fast as possible.

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To a certain extent, I wrote How Long Does Gout Last for all gout sufferers. Because it explains gout facts to help you understand gout better. But it will not give step-by-step instructions to progress your gout management plan. So if you want to focus on practical ways to make gout go away, start with Questions for Gout Sufferers.

Mostly, I wrote this for gout sufferers who spend too long worrying how long gout lasts. Instead of realizing you control most aspects of gout duration. Therefore, read on to see why the length of gout is your call. Also, you will learn about the typical number of days, weeks, and months for different aspects of gout. Together with how to make your gout end sooner.

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How Long Does Gout Last If Untreated?

How Long Does Gout Last If Untreated reviews the science of the natural progress of gout attacks. That is, how long can a gout attack last if you do not take pain relief.

How Long Does Gout Last If Untreated Audience

I wrote How Long Does Gout Last If Untreated for anyone who wants to understand gout better. Though it does not help any specific program for different types of gout sufferer. However, a better understanding of basic principles helps all gout recovery plans.

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How Long does Gout last in Big Toe?

How Long does Gout last in Big Toe looks at gout duration in the big toe. Also, I compare this with gout duration in other parts of the body. But, more importantly, what can we do to reduce gout duration?

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I wrote How Long does Gout last in Big Toe for gout sufferers who want to understand gout pain in different joints. In particular, you will be interested in ways to reduce the length of gout attacks. But, in this article, I am not looking at gout medications that reduce pain. So, if you are looking for gout pain medications, please search using the gout search box near the top of each page.

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How long does gout flare up last?

Many gout sufferers ask how long does gout flare up last.

The short answer is three to five days. But it’s really up to you. Because you can make it last several weeks. Or, you can shorten gout flare duration to two hours.

it depends on too many different factors:

  • How long since your first gout flare?
  • How many gout flares have you had?
  • Are you treating uric acid to get it lower?
  • What gout pain medicines are you taking?

Those are the main factors, but many other things affect the length of a flare. What you must not do is ignore the gout flare, and hope that it goes away.

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How Long Does a Gout Attack Last?

The gout support forums are often used to discuss the length of time for a gout attack.

Questions vary, but the common theme is stubborn or prolonged gout that lasts much longer than the usual three days to a week.

It goes without saying, that if gout is failing to respond to treatment, then you must see your doctor. It is perfectly possible to have some other health problem, in addition to gout. It is also possible that gout was misdiagnosed. But you may be wondering how prolonged gout attacks occur, or what specific questions to ask your doctor.

The first point to bear in mind is that gout is a progressive disease. If you do not control uric acid levels properly, gout attacks become more frequent and last longer. What appears to be 2 weeks of gout pain might well be 2 or 3 separate flares, so close together, they merge into one.

The biggest factor that affects how long a gout attack can last is your specific gout treatment.

Gout pain is caused when uric acid crystals form, and it can also occur when they dissolve. It is common for the early stages of uric acid lowering treatment to trigger gout flares. The flares from partially dissolved crystals are usually much less severe, and can easily be controlled by adequate pain relief. For this reason, I recommend you ask your doctor to provide colchicine as a preventative for two weeks whenever you start uric acid lowering treatment, or increase your dose.

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