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Could A Swelling In My Ankle Be Cancer
Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
2 days ago the anterior of ankle along the fibula started to hurt for no reason, very little swelling, im worried it could be serious... Bone cancer?
Why after a total removal of the thyroid are we (me & my sister) experiencing swelling in feet and ankles? Removed due to cancer
Is it possible to have lymphoma & lung cancer at the same time? Are diseases related? Would severe, painful swelling of foot, ankle, & leg be a symptom?
Painful swelling in ankle&leg. Docs think lymphoma, x-ray also found lump on lung. Will biopsy to confirm cancer-How to manage painful severe swelling?
Doc suggests biopsy for nodules under skin and blackening and swelling of lower leg. Could it be cancer?
Patience.: You will have to wait for the pathology report to be sure. ...Read more
Why is biopsy needed for discolouration and swelling of lower leg that has nodules under the skin? How much chance that it might be cancer?
To determine its cau: There could be many causes of these lesions. A biopsy can define what it is. ...Read more
Yes it can: Swelling in the legs can occur due to many different liver ailments such as liver failure, blood clots in the legs or blood clots in the veins of the abdomen as well as veins in the liver itself as these veins are often compressed or invaded by the liver cancer resulting in swelling in the abdomen and in the legs.. ...Read more
Why would my 4yo start screaming her leg hurts. Just her right leg. No swelling redness or tenderness. Scared bone cancer? What are the signs?
Of course we: All sorry about rare bad things but common things happen more often. Think injury. Stress or rotational fracture of the tibia. Hip or knee pain. Infection in a joint. A cut. Etc. Before we think of te worst. Or the scary or bad. Pain in a four year old still needs attention and if it isn't apparent. Seek eval ...Read more
2007 mastectomy w/reconstruction. Sudden swelling left breast arm neck and bottom of rib bruises on right leg. Breast MRI ruled out breast cancer?
I have cold flu problem and left leg and left armpit swell always! Please help. Is it cancer, what to do?
See your doc: I'm afraid we can't help you online. You need a good physical exam and maybe some tests. Try to see your doc ASAP. Hope it's nothing serious. ...Read more
What do you advise if I have a cold flu problem and left leg and left armpit swell always, is it cancer?
Doc: I advise you see your physician. Your symptoms are too vague to venture a guess. ...Read more
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I have a swelling in my ankle, injured last night during a football game, I can walk on it, but it still hurt!?
Ankle injury: Even a seemingly low grade injury can have other problems going on. I recommend an exam with a podiatrist to figure it out. ...Read more
I'm in a lot of pain after surgery on my tybia in my knee is it normal to have swelling in my ankle and foot?
Yes it is: Possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Related to each: Other? Yes. Pain and swelling frequently accompany each other. ...Read more
I have pain in my ankle suddenly, and the pain levels come and go, and there isn't any swelling. Could that be tendonitis?
More info: Is needed. What causes pain? R u getting it only while walking? Is the pain in front of the ankle? The inner side? The outside? Need more detail... ...Read more
Pain in back of ankle when getting out of bed 3 days ago. Now swelling and pain in back of ankle an up to knee. What could be wrong?
Swelling of feet and ankles my husband has severe swelling of his ankles and feet could it be from scare tissue surrounding the s1 nerve
Probably not: He should be seen by his doctor to determine the problem. ...Read more
Ankles been swelling almost everyday. Could I be retaining to much water or to much weight? Should I be taking vitamins? 38yrs old 5/5in 200lbs
Check with your doc:
Ankle swelling may be from another problem such as heart, lung, kidney and others. Edema is too much fluid in your body. Vitamins have not much to do with it, as long as you have a mixed diet. There is no need to spend your $$$ on vitamins.
Check with your doc to be safe. ...Read more
I have swelling/edema of both ankles for a few days. I'm 25, BMI = 24 (not overweight), no serious medical problems. What could be causing this?
After sitting for a half hour or longer, when I get up to walk both my feet and ankles are painful. What could cause that? No injury or swelling.
Plantar fasciitis: Is the most likely culprit. It's hallmark is pain in the heel after rest. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, gout, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
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
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