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Posted by
Donna on August 19, 2002 at 23:04:20:

I asked my physician if I could do a 24 hour urine specimen for uric acid and she refused. She then proceeded to go over all my blood and urine ( not for uric acid) test. What is the big deal? She is the third physician that has turned me down for this. What kind of work does she have to do for this? Can someone please explain to me how to do a 24 hour urine specimen and how the doctor is involved in this? Do I have to stay up all night to catch urine? That question may sound ridiculous, but I truly dont know the answer.
Thanks
Donna



Re: 24 hour urine (Archive in goute.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 20, 2002 at 12:15:05:

In Reply to: 24 hour urine posted by Donna on August 19, 2002 at 23:04:20:

Hi, Donna.

All she has to do is to admit that you know more than she does about the advice she is giving. A note on her Rx pad, just like she ordered everything else, that says "24 hour urine for uric acid" is all that she needs to do.

You have to take that note to the lab where they will give you a special jug for collection and instructions. After 24 hours you take the jug back to the lab.

At least, if the physicians want to enjoy the monopoly that protects them from competition, they should practice competent allopathic medicine!!!

If you go to the medical school and ask them what is the most accurate way to rule out or rule in goute (short of a synovial biopsy--which no one wants) they will say a 24 hour urine.

Perhaps it is good that you are learning that your doc's ego is more important to her than your diagnosis, with something like this, rather than learning about it when something life threatening is at stake.

Walt



Re: 24 hour urine (Archive in goute.)

Posted by
Donna on August 20, 2002 at 12:45:48:

In Reply to: Re: 24 hour urine (Archive in goute.) posted by Walt Stoll on August 20, 2002 at 12:15:05:

Thanks Dr. Stoll for responding. I am in quite a fix, because my insurance only covers certain physicians. Also, I am getting very depressed and despondent because they intimidate me when I go in there. I sometimes feel like a child being reprimanded. Could someone please give me advice on what to say to my physician to get her to order the urine test?
Thanks
Donna



Re: 24 hour urine (Archive in goute.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 21, 2002 at 09:46:28:

In Reply to: Re: 24 hour urine (Archive in goute.) posted by Donna on August 20, 2002 at 12:45:48:

Hi, Donna.

What I would do, in my "in your face" style, would be to go to the medical school library and have the librarian find me a book on goute. Then I would copy the part where it says that a 24 hour urine specimen is the standard for proving or disproving the presence of goute. I would then take it to the offending doc and say; "Explain that."

If I got kicked out of the office I would thank my lucky stars that I had discovered the true nature of this doc with such a simple condition. Be sure to have copies of all your medical records in your home.

This is one of the problems with the allopathic monopoly and it's collusion with the disease insurance companies.

Namaste`

Walt




Re: 24 hour urine (Archive in goute.)

Posted by
Donna on August 21, 2002 at 12:42:07:

In Reply to: Re: 24 hour urine (Archive in goute.) posted by Walt Stoll on August 21, 2002 at 09:46:28:

Thank you Dr. Stoll. Will try to do

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