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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

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 (Definition)

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


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My inner ankle bone is red swollen is it gout ?

My inner ankle bone is red swollen is it gout ?

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 more

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Toe pain -- what is the difference between a bone spur or gout?

Toe pain -- what is the difference between a bone spur or gout?

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 more

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Gout on big toe can see bone have an infection?

Gout on big toe can see bone have an infection?

Ostemyelitis: If you can see the bone and skin is broken you could have a very serious infection involving the bone yes i would seek urgent medical attention. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Cuboid fragment: Without an x ray it is a difficult question to answer. Rather than seeking the advice of a gp, seeing a foot specialist ( podiatrist) is indicated. ...Read more

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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 more

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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.

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.

Did you: If u had blood work with high uric acid and it doesn't have to be swollen on both feet to have to have gout. Might want another opinion. Why did your doc say it wasn't gout. ...Read more

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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

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Gout (Definition)

Gout is when too much uric acid gets deposited in a joint. The classic one is the big toe although others can be affected. Lifestyle factors like red meat and alcohol ...Read more