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TMJ and uric acid

Posted by
Donna on July 08, 2002 at 18:19:47:

I have constant burning and pain in my ear. The doctor checked it and found no bacteria or infection. I have had 2 clear filled cysts form on the outside of my ear. I think they are called tophi, when you have gout. I have no toe or foot problems. When I tilt my ear, a burning clear fluid somtimes comes out. I tried to get my doc to check for yeast, but he assures me that it is not that. Can it be uric acid, a by product of yeast, and what should I do to help solve this pain?
Thanks
Donna



Re: TMJ and uric acid (Archive in goute.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 09, 2002 at 09:28:28:

In Reply to: TMJ and uric acid posted by Donna on July 08, 2002 at 18:19:47:

Hi, Donna.

First, you need a definitive diagnosis and that is done by your physician ordering a 24 hour urine for uric acid. A blood test will rarely make the diagnosis of goute OR rule it out.

Let us know what you learn.

There IS a very physiologic "cure" for goute if you have it.

Walt

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Re: TMJ and uric acid

Posted by
Donna on July 09, 2002 at 13:57:51:

In Reply to: TMJ and uric acid posted by Donna on July 08, 2002 at 18:19:47:

Thank you Dr. stoll. I will talk to my physician and see if he will order the urine test. Is it possible to have gout or uric acid in your ear?
Donna



Re: TMJ and uric acid

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 10, 2002 at 08:21:38:

In Reply to: Re: TMJ and uric acid posted by Donna on July 09, 2002 at 13:57:51:

Yes, Donna.

One of the common places for tophi.

If your urine test is positive for goute, the proper treatment is one 300 milligram tablet of allopurinol once a day.

Walt



Re: TMJ and uric acid

Posted by
Donna on July 10, 2002 at 13:36:34:

In Reply to: Re: TMJ and uric acid posted by Walt Stoll on July 10, 2002 at 08:21:38:

Thank you so much. You are very kind. I will let you know what my physician finds out.

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