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Clement Wong
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Update: I’m still having some swelling and redness which tends to occur at night and after physical activity. It turns out my uric acid levels have been fluctuating as well. The second time I test, a couple weeks after the first one, I had 7.5mg/dl, but the rheumatologist didn’t even tell me! I found out only after I called for the result (I thought they would call me if there was something I needed to know.)

I’m wondering if the uric fluctuation is due to different time of day when blood test was taken, or a change in diet. I relaxed my diet restrictions a little bit, ate more meat (chicken and fish) for example, after my first blood test.