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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?

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Dr. Richard Sheppeck
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
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.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
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.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
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..

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