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December 6, 2011 at 9:21 pm #3692guybaParticipant
I recently had a gout attach (well… so I assume). Needless to say how
painful it was (and quite surprising to me). One look at one toe and My doctor diagnosed
it as an acute gout attack. He then sent me to test my Uric Acid levels.
We were both surprised to find out that my Uric Acid levels were normal.
My doctor claims that despite that result he thinks its gout and that there
are cases that gout appear despite the normal levels of Uric Acids. He added
that he think that with time, if not treated, my uric acid levels will rise.
I was wondering if anyone here had gout attacks despite having normal level
of Uric acids?
– Also – Do you think that I need to follow the gout Diet, that is geared to
lowering the Uric Acid levels even though mine are normal ?
I am a bit confused as everything I read is about high levels of Uric Acids
in the blood I can?t find any info to match my case.
GuyDecember 7, 2011 at 1:43 pm #12441odoParticipant
Uric acid levels often fall during an attack. Your Dr should have known this. There is no such thing as a 'normal' level. It makes about as much sense as saying a 'nice' level – meaningless. Get acurate figures; it needs to be below 6.00mg/dL to be safe, preferably around 5.00. See the conversion chart on the right column for other scales of measurement.April 12, 2013 at 9:44 pm #14801AnonymousInactive
See Normal Uric Acid Levels guidelines for latest information.
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