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Why do my ankles get swollen?

Why do my ankles get swollen?

More info needed: Without more history , we can't say why your ankles are swollen. There are many possibles causes, including fluid retention, poor circulation, heart failure, and medications. your doctor can help sort this out. ...Read more

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Curious as to why are my ankles always swollen?

Curious as to why are my ankles always swollen?

Could be many things: It would be best to see a doctor for evaluation. It could be anything from poor circulation, to varicose veins, to kidney disease, heart disease, high blood pressure. ...Read more

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My ankles are swollen quite a lot I'm 62 years of age.. ?

My ankles are swollen quite a lot I'm 62 years of age.. ?

See your internist: To discuss. There are many reasons why ankles can swell including venous insufficiency, hypertension, or other cardiac issues, side effects of medication to name a few. Sometimes eliminating salt from your diet, going on a diuretic, wearing venous support hose may be some of the treatment options. ...Read more

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Both of my ankles are swollen what can it be from and what can I do?

Both of my ankles are swollen what can it be from and what can I do?

Swelling: First at 63 years of age i would make sure you get your heart checked but many things cause swelling in ankles like hypertension, smoking, excess alcohol, poor circulation, trauma and many more. First check in with your doctor. Elevate and compression hose may help. ...Read more

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Her ankles r swollen every day. No health problems. Lives in gworgia?

Her ankles r swollen every day. No health problems. Lives in gworgia?

Swollen ankles: Many different things could make your ankles swollen. You should see your primary care doctor to evaluate this. Let him/her know what time of day they are most swollen and if it is related to your being on your feet more. ...Read more

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My ankles are swollen, not everyday but often. Im only 21. What could be the problem?

My ankles are swollen, not everyday but often. Im only 21. What could be the problem?

Many options: Could be lots of things. Could be too much fluid in the body. Could be too much salt in the diet. Could be vein problems. Could be heart or lung or kidney problems. Could also be weight related if overweight. ...Read more

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My ankles are swollen but don't hurt. This was after holiday. What could it be? How long should I wait before worrying?

My ankles are swollen but don't hurt. This was after holiday. What could it be? How long should I wait before worrying?

May be the start: Of something bigger! you don't list your age, pertinent medical history, or meds, so base this is the first time this has happened. When you have ankle swelling for no reason, it could be due to several things, and most importantly, it is not normal, and involves fluid going into the extracellular space. Can be related to your kidney function or heart, and/or possibly too much salt retention, or walking too long. In either case, normally the venonus system would return this to the heart so that it would be limited to your kidneys. See your pcp about this. ...Read more

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My ankles are swollen, and when i press on the swollen area, it becomes indented for several minutes. What could cause this?

My ankles are swollen, and when i press on the swollen area, it becomes indented for several minutes. What could cause this?

Edema: That is fluid in the soft tissues. There are several causes of fluid build up in the legs and feet. Sometimes excessive salt in your diet can cause it, as well as prolonged sitting on a plane flight. At your age, it is less common that these other causes (which are more common in older people) can cause it such as high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney or liver problems, medication effects. ...Read more

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I've been in meetings all week, friday i noticed that my ankles were swollen. I have never had this before. Could it be from sitting all that time?

Ankle edema: Unless have congestive heart failure or impaired renal function, it is common to get dependent edema. Should go away in morning and return end day. Shift fluids since veins have no pump but activity to return blood from arteries back to heart. Have blood pressure and heart and lipids checked for underlying medical problems. Support hose usefull. ...Read more

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What causes your ankles tobe swollen and itchy?

See a doctor: These symptoms could be from many things. ...Read more

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What's the best way to know if my ankle is swollen?

It will look swollen: Helps to compare it to the other ankle. It also depends on what your history, if there are any injuries or conditions that can lead to ankle swelling. ...Read more

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Why is my ankle still swollen 7 weeks after a fall!?

Why is my ankle still swollen 7 weeks after a fall!?

Depends on what: Grade of sprain it was and what treatment you got. Swelling is normal after any injury but more so to foot and ankle due to gravity. Elevation will help and people tend to heal at different rates so if it persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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How long is it normal for a swollen ankle look swollen?

Depends: Depends on the reason for the swelling. If it's because of heart or kidney problems, it may not stop swelling unless you treat the underlying condition. If it's swollen due to trauma, it may start to decrease swelling after 1-2 weeks of proper treatment and up to a year if it's severe fracture dislocation. ...Read more

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My ankles are swollen and pitting can this be of my sunburn?

What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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My ankle is swollen from a biking accident. What should I do ?

My ankle is swollen from a biking accident. What should I do ?

Get diagnosed first: 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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Why is my ankle still swollen after a hard fall the other day? I need some advice.

Why is my ankle still swollen after a hard fall the other day? I need some advice.

Cause you : Likely sprained (hopefully no breaks) it, rest, ice, compression rest, ice, elevation of foot. Sprains can last up to 2-3 months before healed. ...Read more

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My ankle is swollen but i didn't hurt some possiblilities of how my ankle is swollen all of a sudden?

My ankle is swollen but i didn't hurt some possiblilities of how my ankle is swollen all of a sudden?

Many reasons.....: Sudden swelling of any joint without injury may be caused by many things. It is best to get a consultation, x-rays, circulation tests, etc. Common causes are gout and tendonitis. Again, it is best to get a consultation correlating history and physical findings. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why do I sprain my ankles almost every year? And are my ankles still swollen from when i sprained then in july?

Why do I sprain my ankles almost every year? And are my ankles still swollen from when i sprained then in july?

Consult your doctor: It is common for one to experience swelling and pain for several months following an ankle injury. Consult your physician to see what treatment options are best for you. People often times may develop ankle instability after an injury. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Had a UTI 3 months ago. Think it came back but only my ankles are swollen and no other symptoms. Could it be a recurrence?

Had a UTI 3 months ago. Think it came back but only my ankles are swollen and no other symptoms. Could it be a recurrence?

They could be : Completely unrelated. In a female of child bearing age, the possibility of pregnancy is present when there are swollen legs/ankles. I am not saying you are, I'm just stating this is something doctors consider. ...Read more