- A list of discussions relating to tophi removal by surgery or otherwise. Including burst tophi and draining a gouty tophus.
Please note that the latest discussion is on the new gout forum at Burst elbow tophi & lanced toe tophusTophaceous Gout Facts
Tophi Removal Related Topics
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Tophi Removal Surgery
If your doctor advises surgery for tophi removal, they should also prescribe uric acid treatment. That involves getting uric acid down to safe levels. But you should discuss your medical history with your doctor. So you jointly decide if your safe target is 5 or 6 mg/dL. Then start that treatment as soon as possible. Because there is no reason to wait for surgery to be completed before starting uric acid treatment.
Gouty Tophi Removal Without Surgery
In fact, many patients see tophi begin to shrink after a few weeks or months of uric acid treatment. So you should also discuss with your doctor gouty tophi removal without surgery.
Tophi Removal & Surgery Discussion List
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- Self surgery on Gouty Tophus HI, new here, and what a great site! A bit about me, 38 years old, and first got ‘the gout…
- 5 years, 2 months ago
- Tophi or not tophi… Hi there I saw a new doctor last week after my latest rheumy moved on. This was for what I thought …
- 6 years ago
- Frustrating Urate problem! Will Citro-Soda help? Hello Keith I am 73 years old and am busy trying to rid my system of excess Uric acid. I was first …
- 6 years ago
- gout will not go I am a 45 year old male and have had gout for 12 years. I have a very good gout diet and for the la…
- 8 years, 8 months ago
- tophi swollen, red, painful, leaking white fluid Leaking Gout My husband is only in his 30s and has had chronic gout for about 6 or 7 years. His att…
- 10 years, 9 months ago
- Is it Gout or Bunion Pain in my Left Big Toe? Hello everyone, I had my first gout attack about two years ago in my left big toe. I had a lump on…
- 11 years, 5 months ago