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#811 Worst time to check gout with a blood test (when you have pain)

If you get gout, it’s going to be painful. It hurts because you get so much uric acid buildup in your bloodstream that it starts to crystallize, forming little bitty needle shaped crystals in the joint.

They are pointed, they’re sharp and they are poking the tissue on the synovial tissue inside of the joint, and it hurts.

When is the worst time to check for gout with a blood test?

Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.

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