Gout is diagnosed on the basis of several criteria. The medical history ,symptoms ,joint examination and tests like blood tests and X-rays are important for accurate diagnosis. Many healthy people without gout have high uric acid levels in their blood, while others who experience an attack of gout have a normal level. Other differentials for monoarticular arthritis are pseudogout, bursitis, septic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis etc.Consult your doctor and discuss above possibilities. Hope it helps.
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Unfortunately, sometimes you can have normal levels of uric acid in blood and still can have gout. This was my case as well. Just follow the gout diet, I believe your doctor told you what to eat and what to avoid. I was taking a natural treatment for my gout and it helped me put it under control. Fell great now!
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