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Treatments For Pseudo Gout
Gout: Is a collection of uric acid crystals in a joint, usually a smaller joint, and typically (but not always) the big toe joint. Pseudogout is caused by calcium oxalate crystals. The sudden onset of pain, redness and swelling is the same, but pseudogout tends to involve larger joints like the knees and elbows. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask for alternative: Arcoxia is not fda approved here in the usa, it is referred to as the "son of vioxx", which has been removed from the us market due to increased cardiovascular events. Better to be safe. Other anti-inflammatories may be just as effective and safer. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not same as gout: Both gout and pseudo-gout will cause sudden, painful swelling in joints, and both are caused by deposits of crystals in the joints. However, gout is caused by uric acid crystals, and is often associated with lifestyle and dietary factors, and metabolic diseases. Pseudogout is caused by calcium pyrophosphate crystals, and is related to advancing age, history of trauma, other medical conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My orthopedist said my pathology report came back showing I have a disease known as pseudo gout. Is this serious?
My 88 year old mother has pseudo gout. Is it ok for her to take a daily 81 mg aspirin or will that more likely cause flareups ?
Very different: They're very different entities. A rheumatologist wouldn't have a lick of trouble distinguishing them . ...Read more
Depends: There are several really good treatments for gout. If you are in an active flare, and your kidneys are good, and you are not at risk for an ulcer, indomethocin is very effective and inexpensive. Just be sure to take it with food. If you are not immunocompromised in any way Colchicine is another good treatment, and inexpensive too. If you develop diarrhea stop it right away. Prevention is best! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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