I have been experiencing symptoms of gout periodically for a couple of years now. Each flare-up brings fairly standard gout symptoms, and the triggers are fairly standard gout triggers. My doctor ran blood tests and my uric acid levels were not high, so he drew fluid from the affected joint
There were no uric acid crystals in the fluid. (There also were no calcium crystals to indicate pseudogout, which was the other possibility.)
I later explained this all to my chiropractor, and she said that it would be diagnosed as non-uric acid gout, which I had never heard of. I tried looking it up for more information and I can’t find anything about it. Has anybody ever heard of it or had a similar experience?
Side note: I don’t know if this has any significance, but I do not fit the typical demographic for a gout-sufferer. I am a 24 year old female. I know it has led my doctors to doubt that I could have it, but does that mean I couldn’t have gout?
Any insight is appreciated!