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The Gout Diagnosis Blog. Gout diagnosis has never been more important. New techniques are recognizing gout at earlier stages. Now we can be more certain about gout, we can start treatment sooner. If your gout is doubtful, be sure to keep checking for new techniques. I announce new techniques and process here, then summarize them in the Gout Diagnosis reference pages (part of the Gout Symptoms section). Be sure to stay informed, and subscribe to my free gout news update service.
Doctor, do I have gout?
It’s been my sad duty today to tell someone that they have got gout. First his doctor suspected gout but wasn’t sure. He ran the usual blood test for uric acid. The doctor didn’t understand the results, and suggested it was unlikely to be gout. Like 3 in 4 doctors, he got confused between facts about laboratory reference ranges for uric acid, and facts about medical uric acid safety. Our patient is left worrying what is wrong with him, and wondering what to do next. Someone had to step up […]