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A 42-year-old member asked:

What could cause a swollen knee with bruising down to the ankle?

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Dr. Jerry Miles
Podiatry 27 years experience
Swelling and bruise: Trauma or broken blood vessel, or clotting deficency.
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Dr. Eric Lullove
Podiatry 20 years experience
Swelling to ankle: Can be definitive for a clotting disorder such as taking Aspirin or anticoagulant drugs such as Plavix or coumadin (warfarin). Trauma or injury could also play a role. Seek medical attention especially if you have other medical problems or take medications such as steroids for something else that could make this problem worse.
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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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