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Outter ankle is swollen and now the back of my leg has pain what could it be

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Ankle Pain: May need an x-ray. Could be a strain/sprain or fracture. Consider gout. See your doctor.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Ankles: Usually don't swell for no reason. Particularly just one. A visit to the doctor may help you find the cause. More information would also be helpful su... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
Swelling feet: may be due to being on your feet more during your trip. Try to decrease your salt intake. and keep you feet elevated as much as possible. If this do... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 37 years experience
See your doctor: First get checked for a blood clot. This can cause leg swelling and is more likely when you can't get around due to a joint problem. If the problem ... Read More
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
See a specialist.: See an orthopedic knee specialist, who can make a decision on aspirating (draining) the knee, possibly. the doctor may recommend physical therapy for... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Time to Re-evaluate.: Sounds like too much jingle and not enough jangle. The best remedy is to have your ankle thoroughly examined by an ankle expert. Two opinions would no... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Stress fracture?: Need to have the ankle examined for correct diagnosis and management plan. As this sounds like a stress fracture, management may include keeping weig... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
You should: You should let your doctor evaluate this problem to see if it is serious.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Sorry for what you: had, hopefully things will be better, your best bet is to check with the team who performed the surgery, or a second orthopedic opinion, if that is fe... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daryoush Zafar
Podiatry 24 years experience
Sural nerve: Sural nerve runs on the outside of the lower leg to base of 5th metatarsal. It not commonly injured unless you had a lateral ankle injury, such as, an... Read More
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Dr. Robert Creighton
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Could be, but...: You should have this looked at asap. You need to make sure this is not a developing infection. If it is not an infection, it could be any number of ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Not blood clot: Uncertain why you're having this discomfort. It possibly could be related to your level of conditioning. In order to clarify the reason for the achin... Read More

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