When to see a doctor

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Having a high uric acid level is not a disease or a condition that necessarily needs to be treated or searched for in the absence of other symptoms. But if you have an attack of gout or have a certain type of kidney stone, your doctor may check for high levels of uric acid.

If you're concerned that one of your medications may be causing your high uric acid level, talk with your doctor. In the meantime, continue taking your medications unless your doctor tells you otherwise.

Dec. 12, 2015