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why is my ankle swollen for no reason

A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Ankle Pain: May need an x-ray. Could be a strain/sprain or fracture. Consider gout. See your doctor.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James DeMeo
28 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Swelling: There are many reasons for swelling ranging from too much salt in your diet to problems with your kidneys liver or circulation. You should schedule a ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
21 years experience General Surgery
Both: Break or sprain can both be very painful, swollen and bruised. If it doesn't improve with ice in the first 24 hours, i would recommend an x ray, whic ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Then you need to see a doctor and have the ankle evaluated. Consider seeing a rheumatologist or orthopedist.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
23 years experience Hand Surgery
Several things can..: ...Cause a swollen thumb. If you do not have a history of trauma, this list includes stenosing tenosynovits (trigger thumb), tendonitis, degenerative ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience Internal Medicine
There is a reson: You just have to figure it out- blood thinners, trauma some more severe problems with coagulation. Discuss with your doctor, you need some blood test ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Few reasons: There could be a few reason that include infection and gout. See a doctor and get it checked.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Breast pain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/c ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
There are a myriad: Of reasons one might have a swollen joint. It is encouraging that it does not hurt, but a complete history and exam will be required to sort this out ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience Occupational Medicine
Is it nerve pain?: The first thing to do is figure out where the pain is - soft tissues, bone, joint, nerve pain that radiates through the whole arm? With that informati ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Falkoff
35 years experience Family Medicine
Lyme dz?: Lyme disease?
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
39 years experience Podiatry
Just one side?: Unilateral swelling without trauma could suggest venous insufficiency or thrombophlebitis. A venous doppler or ultrasound can help make the diagnosis. ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Dry eye syndrome: Your eyes are drying out and making a flood of tears to catch up. Use rewetting drops to keep them wetter and this will happen less often.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hanna
20 years experience Dentistry
Absess or Grinding: It is quite possible that the nerve in your tooth has died without you knowing it either from decay, a large filling or even after a tooth has been cr ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Injury unknown: this can be from unknown injuries. Morning another consideration is you are develop an arthritis. You need to see your physician is see if you have t ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Depends on: severity of injury. If it is still swollen after one month, it sounds like a severe sprain. If there is no instability, the swelling should subside. ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
More Information: Without more information it is difficult to determine if there might be something more going on. It is important to know whether you had a injury and ... Read More
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A 8-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Inflammation: Swelling and elevated esr could signal an infection either in the joint or bone, or an immune type arthrtitis like rheumatoid arthritis, lyme disease, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
25 years experience Psychiatry
See your doctor: You should get it checked out soon. It could be inflammation around your nerve like carpal tunnel syndrome, or you could have a sprain or strain. It i ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
Gravity,: Probably you still have some excess fluid. Feet being the most dependent ( lower most) part of the body are the the last to show improvement in swell ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not enough info.: Can't say.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Inflamed?: Is the joint red and inflamed. Gout commonly attacks that joint. There are other possibilities to consider as well.

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