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why do my ankles swell when i sit

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
39 years experience Phlebology
Vein disease: Leg swelling often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venous ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Orthostatic edema: When sit down elevate the legs, decrease salt intake, avoid long time sitting or standing . If gets worse see a doctor to get water pill or for a medi ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
11 years experience Podiatry
See your physician: This could be due to high blood pressure, kidney disorders, heart problems, or poor valve function in your veins. I would recommend seeing your prima ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Alcohol causes: Vasodilation of blood vessels, gravity will then cause pooling in the lower extremity.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Feet are dependent: While sitting. Try wearing support hose and walking when possible. Don't have salt with food on flights.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience Podiatry
Fluid retention: If both ankles swell, the problem is not your ankles but your body retaining fluid. The 4 most common causes of fluid retention come from heart, lung ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Hatch
42 years experience Podiatry
Ankle swelling: There can be many reasons for ankle swelling. This also depends if it is on one side or both. Causes may include arthritis or past trauma to area. Lig ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Maybe: Cause you sat with feet dependent....Gravity.......
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Heat causes blood: Vessels to widen or dilate thus promoting blood flow and swelling to our extremities especially our feet and ankle. Some people are more prone than ot ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: That particular ankle may be weak or taking more strain.

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