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My ankle was broken a few years ago, now why does it swells evertime i drink alcohol after a few years of recovery?

My ankle was broken a few years ago,  now why does it swells evertime i drink alcohol after a few years of recovery?

Comorbidities: How much alcohol are we talking about? One liter of bourbon is much different than a glass of wine. There may have been some other problem in your body incurred when you broke your ankle. Perhaps something along the lines of a disruption of circulation. The alcohol may be disrupting your body's ability control fluids and via gravity the fluids are accumulating in this ankle. ...Read more

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I drink 40 units of alcohol a week,can I take two 500mg tablets of Acetominophen for a few days to help a sprained ankle.Thank you.

I drink 40 units of alcohol a week,can I take two 500mg tablets of Acetominophen for a few days to help a sprained ankle.Thank you.

Etoh&tylenol: hello ~ I dont know what 40 "units" means. Please use internationally accepted measurements to get the best advice. I Gram of acetominophen a day for 2-4 days, is SAFE even if you are drinking alcohol actively. However, the BEST advice is NOT to drink if you need to take a drug that is hepatotoxic. Acetominophen is hepatotoxic in doses >2Gm per day. Always consider reducing alcohol intake.thanks ...Read more

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I just got off a 4 days cruise. My hands and feet/ankles are terrible swollen. Other than alcohol I'm on no meds. What caused this and am I ok?

I just got off a 4 days cruise. My hands and feet/ankles are terrible swollen. Other than alcohol I'm on no meds. What caused this and am I ok?

Be seen: I would be seen immediately. Several very serious problems would need to be ruled including liver, kidney, and cardiac failure. I would definitely be seen. ...Read more

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I fractured my ankle 8 days ago and will be on honeymoon on Monday for 10 days . Will drinking alcohol affect the swelling negatively"?

I fractured my ankle 8 days ago and will be on honeymoon on Monday  for 10 days . Will drinking alcohol  affect the swelling negatively"?

It should not: Drinking alcohol in moderation should have no impact on the swelling in your ankle. However, use of Tylenol / acetaminophen and drinking alcohol together increases risk of liver damage (ibuprofen would be ok). Enjoy your honeymoon, and congratulations!! ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if bug bites on my ankles are swollen and red? I've tried cleaning them with isopropyl alcohol, but they still leak pus.

Should i be concerned if bug bites on my ankles are swollen and red? I've tried cleaning them with isopropyl alcohol, but they still leak pus.

Depends on the bug &: Whether they're infected. Pus is a tell-tale sign of infection, and some bugs are known to spread some very serious diseases. Please bring your foot to a doctor and have them checked out. ...Read more

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I hav alcohol 2 weeks once next day I have the symp tired aft eating, lite sweating in leg ankles, taste diff, pain in right back ab, no symp aft 2 days y?

I hav alcohol 2 weeks once next day I have the symp tired aft eating, lite sweating in leg ankles, taste diff, pain in right back ab, no symp aft 2 days y?

UNUSUAL: I am really not quite sure of what is happening her and need more information. It is unclear as to how much and how long you were drinking. So this is maybe a hangover or some reaction to alcohol if you are not a drinker. Should give more details to your physician and try to abstain from alcohol. ...Read more

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Will alcohol mask the pain from a broken ankle?

Will alcohol mask the pain from a broken ankle?

No.: Its not the answer. Assuming you are immobilized in a cast, there are prescription and non prescription pain medications. Alcohol should not be mixed with these. Its a depressant, not a pain reliever. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your ankles swell up after drinking alcohol?

What does it mean when your ankles swell up after drinking alcohol?

Alcohol swelling: Beer contains salt which can cause swelling of the preipheral tissues. ...Read more

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Dvt in calf after ankle arthroscopy. Was on xarelto after surg and compression device used during surgery. Why did i still clot? Need to be concerned?

Dvt in calf after ankle arthroscopy. Was on xarelto after surg and compression device used during surgery. Why did i still clot? Need to be concerned?

Yes: Significant DVT after an ankle arthroscopy is unusual but it happens. Trauma, immobilization and hematological considers are causes of clotting (virchow's triad). See a hematologist to make sure you do do have an underlying condition that makes you prone to clotting. ...Read more

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Small bite behind ankle by an unknown insect. Hours later, ankle all is red, warm and swollen. Alcohol or cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream doesnt help! thoughts?

Small bite behind ankle by an unknown insect. Hours later, ankle all is red, warm and swollen. Alcohol or cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream doesnt help! thoughts?

Antibiotics : Of the oral type, I would also take an antihistamine. This should be done as quick as possible, and if the weekend you go to an urgent care center or ER. ...Read more

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Outside of a yearly physical monitoring my bloodwork for changes, what signs should I look for when it comes to alcohol abuse to my body.?

Outside of a yearly physical monitoring my bloodwork for changes,  what signs should I look for when it comes to alcohol abuse to my body.?

Why wait 4 problem?: Why not stop abusing alcohol before problems begin. They will develop, and sometimes can sneak up on us. Alcoho isl bad for every organ in the body, down to just about hair, skin & fingernails. There is a reason it is called intoxication. Alcohol is toxic! being drunk is actually having your brain poisoned a little bit. ...Read more

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