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What Happened To Your Test For Gout?

I am compiling a test for gout list, to include all the different tests that gout patients undergo.

Usually, they are tests of your gout symptoms to help your doctor determine a diagnosis of gout or something else. Some of these tests should continue through your gout treatment – after all, gout treatment is supposed to reduce your gout symptoms, and repeat tests will show if this is true or not.

Speaking of which, earlier today I reported on a new attempt to develop a test to measure when gout is finally controlled. This is mainly a test for doctors to measure the effectiveness of the treatment plan. However, most gout sufferers would be very interested in getting the closest thing a gout patient can get to an “all-clear.”

I will add the complete lists of gout tests that I have heard of soon. As well as the well known medical tests, I will cover patient assessment tests, which are a relatively new way to measure the effects of gout.

I am also interested in hearing about your gout tests. What tests have you undergone? Did you understand the results?

Please share your questions, experiences and opinions about your test for gout.

By KeithTaylor

GoutPal site owner & gout article author. Full bio, and more, at Keith Taylor's Internet Help Stories.

2 replies on “What Happened To Your Test For Gout?”

Dear Keith,
I had a blood test for uric acid and the number is 3.6. The doctor said I had osteoarthritis in my knee, and I have myofacial injuries in the shoulder muscles, which formed kernels with calcium deposits. He does trigger point injection therapy. Since he is a volunteer at my clinic, and the medical is free, I’m not getting a second opinion. He does not diagnose me with gout. So now I will be investigating the removal of inflammation naturally without meds, if possible. I appreciate your time and information. Thank you.

With a result of 3.6, the only scale that makes sense is mg/dL, which is the most common measure in the United States.

The only way a gout sufferer can have a uric acid level of 3.6mg/dL is if they are taking uric acid lowering treatment. I am assuming this is not the case here, so you do not have gout.

I am a simple gout sufferer with absolutely no medical training, and I cannot advise you further except for one possibility.

At the mention of calcium deposits in connection with gout-like symptoms, my layman’s brain prompts me to think of pseudogout. I’ve written a couple of bits about it, which you can find vis the search box above or below. I cannot suggest anything other than asking about pseudogout at your next visit. (it is also called false gout, or CPPD)

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