A 33-year-old female asked:
cuz ankle swollen 6days.pain w/rotating,dull pain up to low leg,tingly,purple,no injury,ice no relief.veryoverweight.underactive thyroid.med levothyroxine 75 mg.has no doctor.serious?care?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Richard Sheppeck answered
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
Need t rule out clot: Morbid obesity is associated with an increased risk of venous thrombosis..clot, which could result in swelling, pain, discoloration. If the clot is iin superficial veins, not a life threat. If it is the deep veins, it is a serious problem and must be treated. Would need an ultrasound/venous duplex to check this out further.
Answered on Feb 27, 2015
Dr. Edward Hellman answered
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: I would definitely be seen immediately, if you can't get in somewhere go to the ER. Infection, arterial insufficiency, and a blood clot are all potentially life threatening conditions that could explain your symptoms and need to be ruled out.
Answered on Jun 9, 2015
Dr. Jeffrey Kass answered
27 years experience Podiatry
Hi there: so, your not in front of me so hard to answer without examining. But, i would recommend making sure you don't have a blood clot as a starter….than consider that thyroid disease can cause inflammation of joints…. if you don't have a doctor, I'd suggest you get one…and since obesity is a risk factor for a clot…it is serious until proven otherwise..
Answered on Aug 30, 2015
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