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A 55-year-old female asked:

Just recently started having swelling above my ankles sock line on both legs just curious to what is causing it. ?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Ankle edema: This is a sign that you're either retaining fluid and/or your leg vein valves are somewhat incompetent in preventing venous blood to back up down the leg. You may have some varicose veins or a family history of them. If you note fluid buildup elsewhere(fingers,around eyes) you are retaining fluid. Wear elastic stockings for vein problems. Reduce salt intake for fluid retention &?see MD for tests
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Last updated May 22, 2020

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