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Uric acid and gout - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Urinary and Bladder Problems
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User :   sorry got held up
Doctor :   ok
User :   wanted to check on health check up
User :   i want my husband to go through a master health check
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ok
User :   as a general health check...do you recommend the master or some other package
User :   he is 40
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ok
User :   and has certain aches and pains...
User :   earlier he had pain in his finger and hand joints and even the shoulder
User :   he did go thru some blood tests and they indicated his uric acid level is a lil high than normal
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ok
User :   so was on medications..now its better..but he has a very strenous work..
User :   high level of pressure at work also
User :   so i want him to get a health check done
User :   wht package do u recommend
Doctor :   is he diabetic or hypertensive

User :   no
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apart from hyperuricemia any other medically significant illness
User :   none
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was he told that he is suffering from gout
User :   no the doctor did not say anything on gout...he said its only very lil above normal..after medications he had gone thru the blood test again and they said it was normal
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what is the height and weight
User :   height is 5.8 and wt is around 72
Doctor :   ok

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from the information you have given
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it seems he is not having any symptoms of any disease
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now it is recomended to under go a general health check up
User :   ok
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which includes general blood test, urine routine, the ecg and chest x-ray
User :   ok...
Doctor :   ask for blood uric acid also this time
User :   ok..will do that...if he has gout...wht kind of problem he wld face
User :   and what precautions does he need to take
Doctor :   it was only a little above normal and it has cleared as you told
User :   yes..but that was last year..sometimes he does have pain but has not gone to the doctor
Doctor :   get the uric acid levels checked in the blood
User :   ok
Doctor :  
first we kneed to know its the uric acid levels or its the normal strain that is causing pain in the fingures
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does he consume alcohol
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are you there
User :   yes he does...occassionally
User :   i've to go in for a meeting now..
User :   will be back and chat
Doctor :   ok
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