Covington, GA
A 34-year-old male asked:

35 yo male, history of chronic gout, had it since 14 undiagnosed until 22, eats ibuprofen like candy because colcrist is unaffordable. now has lower left abdomen pain that affects lower to mid back and left testicle feels different.?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Too many ????: First, generic Naproxen 500 bid, Allopurinol 300 qd, and generic probenecid/colchicine 500mg/0.5mg bid, should be affordable and greatly ease pain and attacks. The probenicid/coclchicine is a cheap was to get "colcrys.".
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Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 35 years experience
Consider diet change: Look for a low purine diet. You may be greatly surprised at the number of foods that are high in purines that could trigger gout: oatmeal, mushrooms, asparagus, tuna, etc.
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