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Efr 35-40' one kidney not working, gout now atypical urothelial cells urine. 77 yr old male, gout controlled allupurinol, colchichine?

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Dr. Ann Holland
Podiatry 28 years experience
Gout/low kidney GFR: Allopurinol and other gout meds may be harmful to the kidneys. Monitoring of renal function is extremely important as well as the uric acid levels in blood and in the urine. An adequate amount of gout meds to control hyperuricemia while sparing renal function is critical.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Gout: Allopurinol rarely causes kidney problems. But , with one kidney you should have your renal function checked regularly as a precaution. Allopurinol is safer than Colchicine
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Work up will be needed as the presence of atypical urothelial cells is not related to gout. Imaging and cystoscopy are usually part of the work up best done under the care of a urologist.

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