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Could colchicine for gout damage our bone marrow and cause anemia ? And once stopped will marrow heal and hemogloblin return to normal? Thankyou
Oh No, the Gouch,: Colchicine is considered a toxic natural product and as such can cause many symptoms when toxic levels in the blood are reached. One of those symptoms is the effect it has on the bone marrow. It is an effective way to treat the symptoms of gout, especially acute, but dosage must be adjusted for age, concurrent medical conditions as well as any other medications being taken while using colchicine. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Causation: A spur is part of degeneration. This may be due to genetics, aging, old trauma. The toe may hurt, but usually is not hot, red, or swollen. Gout is a problem with metabolism; urate levels in the body are up and crystals will form, causing intense inflammation. A toe with gout with be warm, swollen, red, very tender. Gout is usually much more painful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can!: It is not uncommon for the ankle to be involved. Certainly less common than the mtp, and more common than the knee. Upper extremeity joints are all less common than the lower extremity, because of their dependency. Fluid from your vascualr system seeps out more in the lower extremity. At night, water moves back into your blood stream than uric acid, which crystalizes and gout attack occurs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am experiencing finger pain and there are a lots of bone cracking sounds at my joints when i move around. Is it gout?
What's avg heal time for two small fragments of cuboid bone. Gp said avulsion. Orthopedic said maybe gout. Gout meds didn't work. Going back to ortho.
In xray report of right knee for oa, small osteophytes over bones are seen. Is it the sign of tophi/gout ? What is the remedy?
No: Osteophytes ar e like little spurs this is consistent with arthritic changes not gout. With gout you will see a marcel's sign which is an erosion of bone like a punched out lesion (with a cortical overhang) which means the shell of the bone overhangs the part that is eroded. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had high uric acid, but my gp say its not gout as both my feet aren't swollen. I had a X-ray taken with no bone fractures, but the pain won't go away.
How can I tell if I have the beginning of plain arthritis, gout, or a broken bone? The painful area is not hot or warm to the touch but is pink.
Sometimes not easy.: There are times when distinguishing between the three is difficult. A detailed history and physical exam is essential to get the ball rolling. Knowing one's genetics, diet, history of trauma and lifestyle are all valuable in eliminating the possibilities. Once an educated guess can be made, appropriate testing such as x-ray and blood analysis can help in the final confirmation. ...Read more
Uric acid: Gout is over accumulation of uric acid in the body. A gouty arthritis attack is one of the most severe joint pains possible. Other symptoms of gout can be kidney stones (also painful) or chalky deposits in the skin. Gout can cause joint deformity. Gout is a very treatable disease with dietary changes and medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Elevated uric acid: Uric acid is a breakdown product that builds up in the blood. In people with gout it can be due to the body making too much and/or not excreting it efficiently. There can be many medical reasons for the build up of uric acid.This can lead to the production of monosodium urate crystals that can precipitate in the tissues and joints and cause the gout attack: evaluation and treatment depends. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatment: There is no cure but medicines and a change in lifestyle may help reduce the painful attacks of gout. Certain drugs such as colchicine and anti-inflammatories relieve the joint pain of a gout flare. Other drugs such as allopurinol reduce the body's uric acid and help prevent attacks of gout. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, sometimes: Gout does run in families. To lessen the risk of developing gout, lose weight if you are overweight. Reduce the amount of red meat and shellfish you eat. Reduce the amount of alcohol and high fructose processed food that you eat. Eat more grains, vegetables, and low fat dairy products. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Uric acid: In gout, uric acid over accumulates in the body. When the uric acid crystallizes, it forms microscopic needle shaped crystals. A gout arthritis attack is one of the most severe joint pains. Other symptoms of gout can be kidney stones or chalky deposits in the skin. Gout can cause joint deformity. The good news is that gout is a very treatable disease with dietary changes and medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gout: As was stated previously, gout is a buildup of uric acid in the body. This buildup forms crystals which deposit themselves in the coldest places in the body. The buildup occurs either by the body producing too much uric acid or not excreting enough of it in the urine. Most people are underexcreters. Drugs that lower uric acid levels in the body are helpful for long term control. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers