Uric Acid Levels

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Help. My first test resul was 4.3. One doctor told me thas was the high end of normal, and should not be considered high enough to cause gout, whilst another told me it was high, and did cause the gout attacks. My 2nd test was 3.4. I found it hard to obtain the info on the internet, but after a bit of digging I found the norm for a man varied from 3.4 to 7.0. In my humble opinion it would appear that my levels have never been very high. What do you think ?

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    There are two ways of measuring heated, so your results are per what?

    Secondly when you were measured had you had a gout attack?

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      Apologies for measuring heated. I wrote measuring urate and the autocorrect doesn't like urate.

      As for your doctor knowing not to measure during an attack - there are lots who don't know that.

      What I didn't get is - are you getting attacks of gout symptoms?

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      What is "normal" urate level is too high for someone who has already had gout attacks.

      I'd still put my money on gout. The big toe is the typical place for it to begin.

      An old injury years before will provide the "starting point" for an attack.

      You could try to bring on an attack - eat a meal containing beer, anchovies or sardines and red meat. Have drugs ready!

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    Your pseudo gout was exacerbated by your damaged toe. Your numbers are quite low with no risk factor for complications per medical standings.
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      Interesting. So you think it may be pseudo gout. I have had 4 doctors right this off without explanation. I have always believed that the injury and the gout are not coincidental, and a calcium crystal build up may be the problem.

      One of the doctors I have seen also believes that the uric acid levels were to low to give me gout

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