A 34-year-old female asked:
I'm 34 only health issues is blood clotting disorder i took lovenox shots in my stomach. other than that i was healthy. my normal weight is 140-150, for the last 3 years ive stayed at 170 i cant seem to loose it! now my right ankle is swelling.???
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Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
I do not see the relationship between persistent weight gain with the current right ankle swelling. Due to history of clotting (thrombosis) and now with unilateral ankle swelling, I cannot rule out recurrent venous thrombosis on that site although you are on Lovenox (not 100% effective to prevent blood clot).
You need Doppler of that leg & ask your doctor to check thyroid hormone at the same time.
Reviewed May 29, 2021
Last updated May 29, 2021
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