Feeling uric acid crystals cause their painful misery is common for gout sufferers. Can seeing them help diagnose gout? See new ways to look at gout crystals.
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This penis tophi report is a man with uric acid deposits growing painfully as a lump on the penis. Surgery resolved the problem. See how to avoid this now.
DECT, Dual Energy Computed Tomography, is a great non-invasive way diagnose gout. Not 100%, but better than other diagnostic methods. Will it find your 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…
Your uric acid blood test results might be normal. That is meaningless. You can still have gout with normal uric acid levels. Avoid dangerous uric acid levels.
I have gout, and I can help you control yours. Confused about symptoms or can’t get diagnosis? Get personal support. Learn to say “I have gout under control”.