When to see a doctor

By Mayo Clinic Staff

A high uric acid level is not a disease. It doesn't always cause symptoms. But a health care provider might check uric acid levels for people who have an attack of gout or have a certain type of kidney stone.

If you think one of your medicines might be causing your high uric acid level, talk with your care provider. But keep taking your medicines unless your provider tells you not to.

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Dec. 14, 2022