Reply To: First Gout Attack

#2977
nobody
Participant


Patrick,
Much of what you wrote is I think correct but…
There are doctors who use colchicine as a diagnosis tool in some cases. It’s much cheaper and easier than arranging an ultrasound and joint fluid test with a skilled hand.
And there also are doctors who discount the results of tests done on blood drawn during an attack.
I wish diagnosis was as simple as a blood test. I have had several tests coming back well under 6 without the benefit of UA reducing drugs. Do you think that means I don’t have gout?