Surgery with other medical conditions

Dear Ask The Doctor:  I'm due for open brain surgery to remove a beningn tumor in 10 days. However I have had a flare up of gout in my big toe. I'm on a course of medication which I will finish a week before the operation, if the symptons do not go away completely will I having still be able to have surgery?

Dear Patient:  You should still be able to have your surgery. be sure to inform your doctors of any and all medications that you have taken.

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