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can hypothyroidism cause swollen ankles

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: Could be high blood pressure or fluid accumulation from lack of activity.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Kagan
30 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: Swollen ankles and feet can be due to fluid overload (among other conditions) - the opposite of dehydration.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
The garden variety: Sunburn should not cause significant swelling. Recommend medical evaluation for significant edema.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gross
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Many things: Swollen ankles and feet could be due to CHF Cirrhosis Gout
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Unlikely: Unlikely but it is a poor product associated with occasional life threatening side effects. I urge you to stop using it.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Arthritis in the foot or ankle joints not only hurt, but can be filled with excess fluid and seen as swelling. This is often referred to as an "effus ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: If there is a goiter due to subacute or chronic thyroiditis you can develop a goiter - a fancy name for big thyroid. However, a "swollen neck" may not ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
No: No I know no connection! Hope this helps! Dr Z
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Many things: There are a number of things that can cause swelling in the ankles. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone with swelling should ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No it cannot.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Not usually..: Not usually...
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Yes: Arthritis can cause swelling that is usually confined to the joint(s) that are afflicted. Some arthritis' are symetrical , meaning swelling/pain of bo ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
Doubtful: If someone has very low levels of thyroid hormone due to the Hashimoto's thyroiditis, leg swelling can result. I'm not aware of it affecting the hand ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
22 years experience Podiatry
Several: Certain condition can cause this such as raynaulds phenomenum. This is a benign condition of spasms of the venous/end arterioles of the digits. Cold a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Yes.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience Podiatry
Hypothyroid: Generally not circulatory issues unless the edema is tremendous, but definitely edema. See your family doc for help.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Yes it can: But so can many things so don't just assume its the hypthyroidism - visit an internist for a complete exam.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eugene Batelli
22 years experience Podiatry
Too much: Beer or salt.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience Family Medicine
Consider this: You may have osteoarthritis although early. Blood tests do now show anything. You may want to try to eliminate all dairy, red meat and sugar from yo ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
37 years experience Podiatry
Many things: Swollen ankles with "joint pain" may be due to several forms of arthritis. Most commonly degenerative joint disease (DJD) or osteoarthritis. However ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: The issues are probably unrelated.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: That would be very atypical but i never say never. However, it is unlikely without any other symptoms. If concerned, see your doc. Prednisone can oc ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Yes: But it is usually only part of the cause.

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