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A 44-year-old female asked:

2 weeks of big toe pain now in knee/wrist. dix uric acid 465.2umol/l. why is voltaren (diclofenac) helps but why is it not going away? first attack ever

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Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 37 years experience
?gout: Gout is not diagnosed by a blood test. Uric acid can be normal, high, and even low in Gout. Your first step is to get a diagnosis. To diagnose gout your doctor should obtain joint fluid for examination. Volt aren't is a nonsteroidal anti -inflammatory medication. It will help with any type of arthritis. Good luck to you

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Last updated Jun 26, 2014

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