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Common causes of swollen ankles?

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Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 38 years experience
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Many causes: The key point is whether the ankles are painful, red or tender. If they are think lofgren's syndrome (acute sarcoidosis). If they are not they are numerous causes both local and systemic. If pain is present see a rheumatologist n.

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A 36-year-old female asked:

What will cause swollen ankles?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Many things: Many things can cause swollen ankles. Specifically problems involving the heart, liver or kidneys. Issues with any of these organs can result in pressure changes or salt retention/imbalances which can lead to accumulation of excess fluid in the lower legs. Your dr can do a full workup for your swollen ankles including exam, lab tests, etc and address any underlying conditions.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What is causing my swollen ankles and could it be serious?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
Many possibilities: Venous insufficiency, lymphedema, injury and congestive heart failure are some. See your physician for full evaluation. Yes it may be serious but may also be easily treated.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What are possible causes for swollen ankles?

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Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Many things: There are a number of things that can cause swelling in the foot and ankle. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone with swelling should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
More often than not a bilateral presentation of swollen ankles is not bone or joint related but rather faulty valves in veins or systemically related I.e hypertension, or result you a side effect to medication. Therefore, an internist would be a logical choice to go to for initial evaluation.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

What couldbe causing my swollen ankles?

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Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
Many causes: Everything from systemic diseases to feet being in a dependent position. It is important to have this evaluated.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What may cause swollen ankles?

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Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Many things: There are a number of things that can cause swelling in the ankles. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone with swelling should be seen by their primary care provider or orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org.

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