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i have swelling around the back of the ankles.i have had this for 20 years.no pain or swelling elsewhere.i am overweight but i had it when i was not.

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Dr. Katherine Caldwell
16 years experience General Practice
Ankle swelling: If this has been going on for 20+ years, there may not be much to do about it. It could be that you have "leaky" veins that allow the fluid to collect in the ankles. You could see a vein specialist to see if there is anything to do. If the swelling causes discomfort, try wearing compression stockings, and elevate your feet whenever possible.
Answered on May 30, 2016
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