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A 46-year-old member asked:

I have gout symptoms but no uric acid, what to do?

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Dr. Aaron Broadwell
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Recheck: Uric acid levels can normalize during an attack. Make sure levels are being checked outside of flare instances. Also, anything above 6 is high.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
You may still : Have gout. Repeat the blood, you can do a 24 hour urine test and have the doc tap the joint.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What has uric acid in it that can cause gout?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Foods have : High purine content which raised the uric acid levels which can cause gout, .
A 38-year-old member asked:

My uric acid is 3.8 can I get gout?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
I believe : You can. Diagnosis is confirmed by aspiration biopsy of monosodium urate crystals. Blood tests are not diagnostic in this case, people can have blood abnormalities that will cause uric acid levels to fall but still have gout.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Are there any foods that help lower uric acid for gout?

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Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 33 years experience
Low purine foods: Uric acid (ua) in the blood stream is there as a breakdown product from a certain protein (purine) in foods. Some foods are higher in purines- eating them raises ua.Reducing intake of those foods, reduces the levels of ua beyond that, increasing elimination of ua through the kidneys would lower blood levels, but I am not aware of any foods that would specifically help the elimination of ua.

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