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A 34-year-old female asked:

When i lay down my ankles and feet swelling go down but when i get up and walk they swell back up?

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Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 years experience
Swelling Feet: Gravity contributes to the swelling. Swelling can become worse in the afternoon. Buying shoes in the afternoon is a good idea. The swelling you have sounds worse than the normal swelling indicated above, therefore you should be evaluated by your primary care doctor or your podiatrist.
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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
39 years experience
Swelling : Many things can cause swelling from excessive alcohol, high blood pressure, pregnancy and injury. Was there any event that started it? If not i suggest getting it checked.
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Last updated May 19, 2019

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