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What causes swollen ankles ("cankles") after labour? Didn't get swelling during pregnancy, only after.

What causes swollen ankles ("cankles") after labour? Didn't get swelling during pregnancy, only after.

Labour type?: How did you deliver? Cesarean? Vaginal deliver? It may play a role sometimes due to stirrups against the feet in vaginal delivery. Other than that, swelling can happen for a number of reasons but likely the stress from delivery and added weight (although not noticed during pregnancy) caused the swollen ankles. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

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How can I stop ankle swelling?

How can I  stop ankle swelling?

It depends: Swelling can be due fluid retention and can be due to medical reasons, medications, excess dietary sodium intake, and other reasons. Dealing with those issues can resolve the ankle swelling. If the swelling is from the ankle joint, it might represent an injury or arthritis. ...Read more

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How can I reduce ankle swelling?

How can I reduce ankle swelling?

Ankle swelling cause: Foot, leg, and ankle swelling is common with the following situations: being overweight blood clot in the leg, calcium channel blockers, increased age, leg infection, varicose veins in the legs, congestive heart failure as well as kidney failure, among other causes. See a physician to find out what is causing the ankle swelling for a treatment. Plan and a cure. Good luck. ...Read more

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If someone has ankle swelling, what does it mean?

If someone has ankle swelling, what does it mean?

It means a lot: Ankle swelling could be from fracture in the ankle, could be from blood clot i n the calf muscles, could be to arthritis in the ankle, could be due gout, could be due to heart problems, could be circulation problems. Be careful thanks. ...Read more

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What are the causes of ankle swelling without any injury?

What are the causes of ankle swelling without any injury?

Standing up: if you are standing up too long this could also impact your ankle and foot joints and cause swelling. Also depending on the type of shoes you wear. If you wear high heeled shoes when working and standing then the ankles swell. So try to elevate you legs as much as possible. If you are very concerned consult a podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ankle swelling?

What is the definition or description of: Ankle swelling?

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

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What is the best treatment for ankle swelling?

What is the best treatment for ankle swelling?

See your doctor: Ankle swelling can be caused by numerous medical conditions. You should see a foot/ankle specialist for an evaluation for possible tendonitis, venous stasis, fracture and or soft tissue masses to name a few. ...Read more

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Why is my ankle swelling all the way up the shin?

Why is my ankle swelling all the way up the shin?

Good question: I don't think this is a typical symptom. Hence, i would go to a doctor for an exam. It is possible you have a stress fracture. If there is pin point pain along the leg this is a possibility. This could be seen on x-ray though MRI is more sensitive. If it turns out you do have your vitamin d levels checked. This is one of a list of possibilites. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle, swelling won't go down! please help?

I sprained my ankle, swelling won't go down! please help?

Swelling: If the swelling is not going down its likely due to you needing treatment by a doctor. Immobilize, keep weight off of it and get to a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I got hit on my shin, so why is my ankle swelling?

I got hit on my shin, so why is my ankle swelling?

Reactive edema: Is very common. It could also be bleeding. It could be an underlying fracture or stress fracture. If you think you have a broken bone see an er doc or ortho guy. If you think yu have a DVT - which is different - you need to tell your family doctor this. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ankle swelling and foot swelling.

I am experiencing  ankle swelling and foot swelling.

With Pain or not?: This can be edema or could be arthritis. See you physican to clarify this and then to see if need to see a consultant ...Read more

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Knee & ankle swelling over a month. Didnt hurt it so any ideas?

Knee & ankle swelling over a month. Didnt hurt it so any ideas?

See a doctor: Without history of injury it could be many things. You need to be examined. ...Read more

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Ankle swelling and very painful when in a walking cast. What do you suggest?

Ankle swelling and very painful when in a walking cast. What do you suggest?

Crutches elevation: If your foot/ankle hurts when walking on it in a cast use crutches. Maybe too early to walk on it if it is swelling elevation higher than your heart can help. ...Read more

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Have two incidents of fainting and ankle swelling should I get my heart checked?

Have two incidents of fainting and ankle swelling should I get my heart checked?

Yes: You need a full history and physical to determine the cause and not just a heart check. Based on your history and risk factors additional testing may be needed. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with ankle swelling to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Time of injury: That depends on how long ago your ankle was injured. If it is in the past several days and it generally is getting better than you can wait. If it has been several weeks then i would suggest a consultation with an orthopedic surgeon. If your swelling has been going on for years or is in both legs than i would first see my primary care doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ankle swelling. And I noticed on my shin there's an indent and it's discolored?

I am experiencing  ankle swelling. And I noticed on my shin there's an indent and it's discolored?

More info?: Is it both ankles or just one ? Did you injure your ankle ? How long has it been swelling ? Getting worse ? Any new meds? Have you had similar problems in the past ? If lasting more than a few days see your MD ...Read more

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How long am i suppose to wait for my ankle swelling to persist until its necessary to see a doctor?

10 days: If it doesn't resolve by then i would get it checked. If pain is involved i would get it checked now. ...Read more

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Traveled on plane for two hours had left ankle swelling for a couple of days now my calf hurts. what could it be?

Traveled on plane for two hours had left ankle swelling for a couple of days now my calf hurts. what could it be?

Several things: Most worrisome is a clot in the deep veins of the leg. Need ultrasound of the deep veins in the leg to assess this. Esp if swelling still there and calf pain still there. Unlikely to be calf muscle cramp and edema in leg, which can happen on long trip but should be gone by now. Best to have this evaluated. Hope this helps. Dr R ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more