Diagnosing gout with Dr. Edwards: In the following video Dr. Larry Edwards describes how doctors and rheumatologists diagnose gout.
The most effective way to diagnose gout is to take a sample of synovial fluid from the affected joint and examine the specimen under a microscope. What the specialists are looking for are uric acid crystals which are easily recognised by their needle-like shape. Their presence is a clear indication of gout. This and other, less accurate, methods that they use to help diagnose gout are discussed in the video…
I’ve had recurring gout most of my adult life but haven’t had a gout attack for 11+ years now. Whether this is your first gout attack, or you’ve had multiple flare-ups, the content on here will, hopefully, set you on the road to being gout-free too.