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i have cll and a fib..why are my ankles swelling?

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Dr. David Rizzieri
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Multiple reasons: While the cll illness and the therapies can sometimes cause fluid retention, that is not typical, unless they are affecting the kidney function. It is more likely your a fib and the associated therapies are involved. Good nutrition and exercise can be helpful as well as reevaluation with your general physician and a fib specialist for this issue.
Answered on May 18, 2013
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Agree with Dr. Rizzieri. Anemia from CLL may produce a high-output heart failure; your physician would already have picked this up if this were the factor. Good luck -- management of both illensses requires an informed, proactive patient
Aug 27, 2012
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Heart Failure: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll) rarely causes ankle swelling unless there are markedly enlarged lymph nodes in the groin and pelvis. Having atrial fibrillation indicates an underlying heart problem that may be causing congestive heart failure manifested by shortness of breath on exertion or on lying flat and swelling of the ankles or legs. Consult with your cardiologist.
Answered on Dec 16, 2014
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Dr. Clark Pillsbury
33 years experience Podiatry
Unknown: I'm not sure what "cll and a fib" stand for. A longer word would help. Besides that, ankles can swell for many reasons. Heart, lung, kidney, circulation, liver, lymph system can all cause swelling in the ankles. Patients on high blood pressure medicine often have swelling in the ankles as a side effect. See your medical doctor and get evaluated.
Answered on Jul 28, 2013
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Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
Answered on Mar 13, 2013
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