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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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Swollen ankles, back pain, knee pain & foot pain. Are they side effects of felodipine? If so are they serious or harmless?

Swollen ankles, back pain, knee pain & foot pain. Are they side effects of felodipine? If so are they serious or harmless?

Edema is a known: Side effect of felodipine...It is reversible with discontinuation of the drug and not likely to be serious. Of course stopping the drug will increase BP so talk to your physician about suitable replacement to see if swelling is due to drug.

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Can ankle swelling ever related to lower back pain?

Can ankle swelling ever related to lower back pain?

Indirectly: Low back pain is often from a strain of a muscle or problems with the vertebrae of the lumbar region. So, problems to the lower extremity are usually nerve related. However, if the back pain causes one to not walk or to constantly sit due to the pain, it can have an indirect effect due to not functioning properly. So technically - indirectly.

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I am experiencing severe back pain and ankle pain. The following also describe me: Ankle swelling and ankle weakness. What should I do?

I am experiencing severe back pain and ankle pain. The following also describe me: Ankle swelling and ankle weakness. What should I do?

See MD: You may have serious nerve problems due to the pain and especially the ankle weakness. Please see MD ASAP.

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Ankle swelling, tenderness & swollen abdomen, nausea, headaches. For a month. Then sudden lower back pain. Drs said a stone. Getting worse. Help?

Ankle swelling, tenderness & swollen abdomen, nausea, headaches. For a month. Then sudden lower back pain. Drs said a stone. Getting worse. Help?

See below: You see your doctor in light of your worsening symptoms---your kidney stone may be obstructed and require immediate attention. The joint swelling could be from gout which can be associated with kidney stones.

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My friend is having back pain lower left and her ankles are swollen so bad she can't walk?

My friend is having back pain lower left and her ankles are swollen so bad she can't walk?

See below: These are very vague complaints there is a multitude of reasons why and they may or may not be related. I cannot give you any help through a text message you really need to go to your primary care physician and get a thorough history and physical examination completed. Thank you.

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I keep getting tingling & pain in my neck & upper/lower back. I used to get swollen ankles too but not since I lost 45pds. I work in a warehouse.?

I keep getting tingling & pain in my neck & upper/lower back. I used to get swollen ankles too but not since I lost 45pds. I work in a warehouse.?

Neck muscle etc: Your are to be commended for your weight-loss. I would consider muscular problems, pinched nerve in the neck. Tingling can be seen in neurologic issues, musculoskeletal issues, and can also be paresthesias. Your evaluation will include all these issues.

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have swollen ankles top of the foot swollen back of knees feel painful can to much salt cause swelling?

have swollen ankles top of the foot swollen back of knees feel painful can to much salt cause swelling?

Swollen ankles salt?: 39F US notes/asks: have swollen ankles top of the foot swollen back of knees feel painful can to much salt cause swelling? ANS: need much more detail but most common cause of swollen ankles is eating more salt than your body can get rid of. But pain in back of knees is not part of that. You may have blood clots in legs. See your Dr. Now or do 2nd opinion with me now.

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I have swollen ankles pain around ankles up back of legs red raised lumps 2, on each knee sore to touch turn to bruise next day vericous veins?

I have swollen ankles pain around ankles up back of legs red raised lumps 2, on each knee sore to touch turn to bruise next day vericous veins?

Have it looked at: A sprain injury can result in redness, bruising, swelling, pain, and possibly instability of the involved area. An x-ray will be able to assist in differentiating a sprain form a fracture. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

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What condition would cause lower back pain and a swollen left leg?

What condition would cause lower back pain and a swollen left leg?

Get it checked: Low back pain is common as we are more sedentary and gain weight. However, your description of a lower extremity involvement may point to something serious like a pinched nerve or blood flow obstruction. Don't delay, see your doctor, he may recommend imaging studies like an mri.

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Sat on leg for 2hrs, stood up entire leg numb w foot very swollen red, relieved in 15 minutes now centralzed back pain 1hr. Blood clot? Was active today

Doubt blood clot: Unless you were almost motionless for those 2 hours (and even then), without knowing if you have any other risk factors (smoking, etc), i'd say it's extremely unlikely that you'd develop a clot that quickly. You were probably sitting in a position compressing some blood vessels and nerves somewhere and getting up eventually relieved that. Back pain also probably from how you were sitting.

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Current DVT on Coumadin (warfarin) leg is swollen and painful chest and back pain with walking vomiting pulse is rapid should I go to th ER or call doc in am?

Current DVT on Coumadin (warfarin) leg is swollen and painful chest and back pain with walking vomiting pulse is rapid should I go to th ER or call doc in am?

ER now: There is no question you need to go to the er, and not waste time calling your doctor. You can call on the way to the hospital, or when you are at the hospital. He can't help you. You need to go to the hospital. Please.

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Swollen ankles (both), swollen breast, weight gain, back aches, severe cramps, missed period.

Swollen ankles (both), swollen breast, weight gain, back aches, severe cramps, missed period.

Pregnant?: Of course there are multiple possibilities and you should consider being seen, especially with the issue of your legs swelling. Could you possibly be pregnant?

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Pins and needles in calf, spasm, pain in thigh, swollen groin and hip and lower back pain. Had leg sonogram last month and no clot. What could it be?

Pins and needles in calf, spasm, pain in thigh, swollen groin and hip and lower back pain. Had leg sonogram last month and no clot. What could it be?

Possibly venous: You may have venous insufficiency, or venous reflux, of the leg veins or pelvic veins. Ask for an ultrasound of your leg veins to check for it - it is different than looking for a clot - make sure you are sitting or standing during the scan. You would need an mrv to look for dilated pelvic veins.

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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.

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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.

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Swollen ankles no pain eating a lot of hotdogs?

Swollen ankles no pain eating a lot of hotdogs?

Need more info...: Is ankle swelling bilaterally symmetrical, involving evenly or locally/ regionally? Do you have short of breath? Have you had history of congestive heart failure...? Hotdogs alone at most should just increase salt intake leading to edema in patients with marginal heart function. So, seek evaluation, confirmation, care, & counseling timely so to relieve current and future worry. Best...

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I have had very swollen ankles for a few months. ?

I have had very swollen ankles for a few months. ?

Swollen ankles: Lots of possible causes for swollen ankles. Get checked by your doc to see if anything serious is going on or if its a minor problem.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...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