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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Swollen Ankles (Definition)

Painless swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem, particularly among older people. Abnormal buildup of fluid in the ankles, feet, and legs ...Read more


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What may cause swollen ankles?

What may cause swollen ankles?

A few things: Excess dietary sodium can cause fluid retention, which can explain swelling in the foot, ankles and legs. Prolonged sitting or standing in place may cause swelling. It can also be due to other medical issues as well: congestive heart disease, htn, diabetes, uremia and many other issues. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Common causes of swollen ankles?

Common causes of swollen ankles?

Many causes: The key point is whether the ankles are painful, red or tender. If they are think lofgren's syndrome (acute sarcoidosis). If they are not they are numerous causes both local and systemic. If pain is present see a rheumatologist n. ...Read more

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What couldbe causing my swollen ankles?

What couldbe causing my swollen ankles?

Get checked: Swelling and pain in the ankles can be caused by multiple things such as diet, blood pressure, kidney function, circulation, nerves, injury, previous surgery...Basically many things. You need to see your primary doctor and jot down more info about when do you notice the swelling, does it every go down, when does it hurt, what is your diet, etc. Get checked. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat swollen ankles?

What are ways to treat swollen ankles?

Depends on cause: Swelling of both ankles is due to a variety of diseases including heart failure, low blood proteins, liver failure, pregnancy and other systemic diseases. Swelling of just one leg is due to some type of venous or lymphatic blockage in that leg, or possibly a growth in the pelvis or groin on the same side. ...Read more

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What are possible causes for swollen ankles?

What are possible causes for swollen ankles?

Many things: There are a number of things that can cause swelling in the foot and ankle. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone with swelling should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. One in your area can be found at www. Aofas. Org. ...Read more

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I have swollen ankles since teenage. Is that serious?

I have swollen ankles since teenage. Is that serious?

Swelling causes: You should find out if the kidneys, thyroid, heart and joints are working correctly with the approprate medical tests. The cause could be poor vein circulation, which is tested with a painless doppler test. ...Read more

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What causes swollen wrists with pain as well as swollen ankles?

What causes swollen wrists with pain as well as swollen ankles?

A number of possi--: Bilities, including rheumatoid arthritis due to the bilateral involvement of multiple joints; other types of arthritis. Sometimes viral infections can cause multiple joint swellings/pain.
Need to see pcp for onward referral to a rheumatologist, who can diagnose/treat such conditions.
You needs xrays, labs and likely joint fluid to help aspiration to DX or rule out other diagnoses.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do about very sore and swollen ankles?

What to do about very sore and swollen ankles?

RICE: Try resting, ice, compression and elevation. Swelling of the ankle could be from numerous conditions including trauma and arthritis. I would recommend evaluation by your primary care physician. They can then refer you to a specialist in your area who treats ankle pain. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of swollen ankles caused by sunburn?

How do you get rid of swollen ankles caused by sunburn?

The garden variety: Sunburn should not cause significant swelling. Recommend medical evaluation for significant edema. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of swollen ankles, both; not injured?

How do you get rid of swollen ankles, both; not injured?

Peripheral edema: Most important is close folow with your pcp!

evaluate and monitor blood pressure and ekg and cardiac functions. Also, want to evaluate and monitor blood flow to limbs.

Watch dietary intake of high sodium foods that may contribute to fluid retention.

Elevate limbs above level of heart during hours of slumber.

Wear therapeutic compression stockings or garments. ...Read more

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Swollen ankles all of a sudden. Is it from being on my feet?

Swollen ankles all of a sudden. Is it from being on my feet?

Get diagnosed: It could be from "being on your feet". But there are a number of things that can cause swelling in the ankle. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone swelling in this area should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be started. You can find one in your area at www. Aofas. Org. ...Read more

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How long does swollen ankles associated with preeclampsia last?

Until you deliver: The high blood pressure associated with preeclampsia will cause the swelling in the feet and ankles that will usually go away sometime after the baby is born, not before. Congrats on your upcoming birth and hang in there. ...Read more

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Do you need to see a doctor immediately for puffiness and swollen ankles?

If concerned, yes: This requires medical assessment. If you are concerned that it is serious, then asap. If not, set up an appointment. ...Read more

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I have swollen ankles and ones bruised but it doesn't hurt. Should I just leave it alone?

I have swollen ankles and ones bruised but it doesn't hurt. Should I just leave it alone?

Chronic issues: This could be from the venous insufficiency - check with a vascular surgeon or a podiatrist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can cause persistent fluid in the lungs and swollen ankles, despite taking diuretics continuously?

What can cause persistent fluid in the lungs and swollen ankles, despite taking diuretics continuously?

Several possibilitie: Pneumonia, adult respiratory distress syndrome, advanced malnutrition, congestive heart failure, hepatorenal syndrome, uremia. The lack of response to diuretics implies that either the condition isn't responsive to diuresis or the dose needs to be adjusted. The condition appears to be complicated and should be further evaluated with consultants as needed. ...Read more

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Can femme tab20-100 bcp make you put on weight or could it be waterretension also I have swollen ankles I've been on bcp for 1 month only?

Can femme tab20-100 bcp make you put on weight or could it be waterretension also I have swollen ankles I've been on bcp for 1 month only?

Birth control: Hi, some people report weight gain and some weight loss with combination birth control like Femme, it should even out in 2-3 months. The birth control pill definitely can cause water retention, if you have lower extremity swelling please contact ur doctor, maybe another combination pill work better for u. ...Read more

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I've had very painful swollen ankles for about 4 yrs now the more I'm on my feet the worse they become, it is really limiting what I can do.

I've had very painful swollen ankles for about 4 yrs now the more I'm on my feet the worse they become, it is really limiting what I can do.

See Doctor: I agree with others-persistent ankle pain and swelling need evaluation. If you have not had an injury and not of an age to have degenerative arthritic changes you may need a more systemic evaluation. Primary care physician may be place to start with xrays, blood work and a complete physical exam. If appropriate referral to orthopedic specialist I am sure would be made. ...Read more

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Recurring swollen ankles?

Recurring swollen ankles?

Doctor visit: Swollen ankles could be due to a multitude of causes ranging from simple pooling of fluid in legs (dependent edema) to varicose veins to medication side effects to inadequate pumping of the heart. Simple measures you can take are obtaining compression stockings, staying active and avoiding excessive salt however for this problem I would recommend a check up with your primary care doc. ...Read more

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What causes swollen ankles?

What causes swollen ankles?

Various causes: There are very many causes, from congestive heart failure, to lymphedema, to venous insufficiency, blood clots, pregnancy, a various other causes, including serious and not-so-serious causes. The fact that you legs are the lowest part of your body, fluid have tendency to pool down there, with increased hydrostatic pressure -- sometime called dependent edema. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes swollen ankles?

What causes swollen ankles?

Edema: Heart, kidney, liver, or vein problems can all cause swelling. ...Read more

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What does swollen ankles mean?

What does swollen ankles mean?

Possibilities: Venous insufficiency, lymphedema, congestive heart failure, excessive salt intake, sitting or standing for long periods, some systemic conditions. Try elevating, see physician. ...Read more

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Itcy swollen ankles what is this?

Many possibilities: Need to see a doctor for an exam. Your description is too vague to answer. ...Read more

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What can I do for my swollen ankles.?

Depends on cause: If the swelling resolves overnight, this is most likely due to venous insufficiency. Elastic stockings are best long term remedy. Elevate legs whenever possible. If this persists or if swelling does not improve overnight, get examined by your physician for other possible causes which can be treated. ...Read more

Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Ankle Swelling (Definition)

Ankle swelling or edema around the ankle is fluid in the soft tissue and can have many causes such as injury, vein problems, heart ...Read more


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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more