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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Repeat it: Uric acid crystals are surprising in an alkaline urine, and a ph of 9.0 in a person not symptomatic with a proteus infection would suggest the urine s ... Read More

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
A surgeon : Can feasibly remove the urate crystals. There is a new medication given by i.V therapy called Krystexxa (pegloticase) which also does this but this is ... Read More
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Dr. Leslie Aufseeser
48 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Collections of gout crystals are called tophi. They can be removed surgically if your circulation is adequate. Thiazide is a diuretic. By removing ... Read More
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Dr. David Moats
36 years experience Podiatry
Yes and yes: There are surgical procedures to remove gout crystals but rarely performed unless the large gout crystals(tophi) are interfering with joint mobility o ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Nothing: The urinalysis has no significant abnormalities. There are no worries.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: It would require reducing the blood levels of uric acid.
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Diet may help some: You're already on zyloprim (allopurinol) / Allopurinol for your uric acid / gout. Uric acid crystals in your knee are likely to dissolve as the medica ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
What's the worry?: Crystals precipitate in most people's urine as it cools and usually mean absolutely nothing. The amount of uric acid is mostly a function of its produ ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Lower uric acid: It is not feasible to remove crystals from the joint. If you have gout, your doctor can prescribe medication to lower blood uric acid, in addition to ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
20 years experience Cardiology
Not directly: There is no documented causation, i.e. Uric acid crystals are not a known component of coronary artery plaques that cause obstruction. However, people ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Stop worrying: This is normal. Get a follow up next year or if you have symptoms.
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