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Can gout cause discomfort under rib cage? Blood test shows high uric acid

can gout cause discomfort under right side rib cage... liver enzymes fine cbc numbers fine (billirubin 1.0, albunim 5.1, slightly dehydrated blood work done in boulder co.) ALP 67, AST 16, ALT 17 Uric Acid 8.5...have discomfort under ribs slight pain in lower right side/hip area...could the uric acid be causing it...seems to be more noticable after alcohol intake
Asked On : Mon, 3 Dec 2012
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Hi thanks for your question
No high uric acid cannot cause pain under the rib cage.yes high uric acid sometime can cause pain in hip joint.
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Answered: Mon, 3 Dec 2012
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