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Gout & kidney issues with my 20 yr.old son

Kidney & Bladder | Last Active: Nov 24, 2019 | Replies (6)

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@jakedduck1

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Hi there,
It’s obviously impossible to know what I’d do in your son’s situation but I have seen quite a few botched foot surgeries and a physical therapist said “I wouldn’t have surgery on my feet. Many others may have had excellent results. The age getting the Gout doesn’t really surprise me although it may be a little early. Men get gout at a much earlier age and get it more frequently.
I hope he gets properly diagnosed soon and feels better soon.
Jake

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Thanks Jake!

@beachtherapy If you haven't yet, take time to document the family history [relative, issue, onset of disease if known, severity, etc] in written format. Also, your son's issues and their history. Take it from someone who is currently dealing with new specialists due to a move. No matter how often I go to doctors, new settings can be intimidating, and wondering if they got everything right! This past week I went to a new nephrologist, and had printouts of lab work and biopsy results from 4.5 years ago. He took copies of what he needed, so he will have a basis for his research. As patients and/or caregivers/family members, it is important that we have accurate information available to share, rather than expecting a medical professional to go hunt it down from previous doctors. It also shows we are involved, advocate for our own health, and gives us a feeling of responsibility. I look forward to hearing what the doctors say to you!
Ginger