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A 32-year-old female asked:

What is the main reason of swelling in ankles?

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Dr. H. Bennett
obstetrics & Gynecology 18 years experience
Venous return.: In general, swelling (edema) in your ankles is due to poor venous return. This can be due to a variety of conditions, and can also occur in certain normal circumstances. I recommend you discuss it with your primary care provider.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Incompetent valves: But swelling of ankle could be a sign of cardiovascular or kidney disease so a visit to the doctor is a good idea for complete evaluation.

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