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Why do people with emphysema sometimes have problems with fluid retention and ankle swelling?

Why do people with emphysema sometimes have problems with fluid retention and ankle swelling?

Right heart strain: This is usually related to right heart strain from lung disease or from pulmonary hypertension (high pressure in the pulmonary vascular bed). Patients with advanced copd/emphysema develop increased pressure in their lungs which causes the right side of the heart to dilate/enlarge. This in turn causes fluid retention in the legs/ankles (known as edema). ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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Hi, I have copd and thalamus pain on the right side. I live basically a very sedimentary life style. Can this cause right ankle swelling?

Hi, I have copd and thalamus pain on the right side. I live basically a very sedimentary life style. Can this cause right ankle swelling?

Here are some...: Your described clinical scenario should alert a professional mind to worry about possible blood clots in deep veins or varicose veins of right lower leg. To help solve the mystery of current health concern, follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby, you gain much insight on how to work closely with doc so to deduce right Dx for right Rx, care, & counseling. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is ankle swelling?

What sort of problem is ankle swelling?

Swelling: The term swelling means increased fluid in the area. This can be fluid retention from high blood pressure, heart failure, kidney, thyroid, or other gland disorders, if the swelling is painful and only at the ankle, with ankle tenderness, it could be arthritis. ...Read more

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How can I get my ankle swelling down?

How can I get my ankle swelling down?

Need to find cause: Then cause can be addressed. Elevation and compression will help but see physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Does menopause cause ankle swelling?

Does menopause cause ankle swelling?

Not usually: Menopause by itself does not cause ankle swelling. If you have persistent swelling without injury, I would consult with my pcp. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ankle swelling. In one leg only?

I am experiencing ankle swelling. In one leg only?

Swelling in one: Extremity usually indicates the issue is in that extremity, it could be arthritis, venous issue, injury. You did not say if it is painful or not. You can try antiinflamatories, elevation, compression. ...Read more

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I have unilaterla ankle swelling and redness, but there wasno injury. What should I do?

I have unilaterla ankle swelling and redness, but there wasno injury. What should I do?

Pain?: Depending on your medical history, this could be a lot of things. If there is pain and you are post menopausal, you could have gout. Other possible conditions include arthritis, diabetic charcot foot, infection (usually an open wound is associated with this), etc. There are many possibilities. If it continues to bother you, see your pcp for a referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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Does amlodipine cause ankle swelling?

Does amlodipine cause ankle swelling?

It can: Peripheral edema is a common side effect. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of ankle swelling marks?

Not sure: What you mean. If you mean the impression in the skin from pressing into the skin...Proof of pitting edema then if up I get rid of the edema it won't pit anymore. ...Read more

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Why is my ankle swelling if I got hit in the shin?

Why is my ankle swelling if I got hit in the shin?

Gravity: You may have had some internal bleeding/bruising or inflammation. This fluid will obey gravity and flow down. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my ankle swelling?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my ankle swelling?

Why Swelling?: Swelling can be a symptom of many problems from simple things such as illfitting shoes or too tight of socks. However ankle swelling can be a symptom of arthritis particularly if associated with pain. Too much fluid in your body secondary to decreased kidney function is a possible cause. Varicose veins can cause swelling. The reasons are multiple so before treatment try to find out the cause. ...Read more

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What am I suppose to do with my ankle swelling while pregnant?

What am I suppose to do with my ankle swelling while pregnant?

Comfortable shoes,: Support stockings, elevate the feet as often as possible, watch the salt intake. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ankle swelling, ankle pain and ankle weakness.

I am experiencing ankle swelling, ankle pain and ankle weakness.

Injury?: Ankle issues in patients your age most commonly develop from a traumatic or overuse injury. Was there an injury or are you exercising/in training? Early treatment involves rest, ice, compression (with a brace or elastic wrap) and elevation. It's difficult to give you more advice without more information. If I can help, then join my care team at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...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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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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Difference of pedal edema or ankle swelling?

Difference of pedal edema or ankle swelling?

Local or general: Pedal edema is how doctors refer to swollen feet. Pregnant women often get pedal edema as their pregnancy progresses heart disease circulation problems etc.
Ankle get swelling because you have sprain ankle. ...Read more

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What does foot numbness and ankle swelling indicate?

What does foot numbness and ankle swelling indicate?

Can indicate many: Things and may or may not be related. In short - you should see a doctor. The differential diagnosis is long....But, these are signs you should be under a doctors care. ...Read more

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Left leg middle of shin and ankle swelling and pain?

Left leg middle of shin and ankle swelling and pain?

Leg pain: If not activity related could be related to blood clot (dvt), could be infectious such as cellulitis, or could be inflamed such as gout. Not enough information here to really be more definitive. ...Read more

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Could I be having a blood clot or just ankle swelling?

Could I be having a blood clot or just ankle swelling?

Calf pain: Blood clots, known as "deep venous thrombosis " or "dvt" can occur in the calf of the leg (one of the most common sites). Dvt's are characterized by pain, swelling and localized tenderness. Most commonly they occur after surgery, trauma, or prolonged periods of immobility (like a long airplane flight. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a sprain with ankle swelling?

What is the best treatment for a sprain with ankle swelling?

Do these: Rest, icing, elastic ankle bracing keeping off of it and over-the-counter pain relievers may provide some relief. If it is not showing further improvement, get it checked out by a podiatrist or orthopedist. You may have injured or irritated more than your ankle. ...Read more

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Why is my foot still swollen but ankle swelling is almost gone?

More Information: Without more information it is difficult to determine if there might be something more going on. It is important to know whether you had a injury and what type, what treatment you have had, and what diagnostic studies have been performed in order to gather a more clear picture. ...Read more

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I have ankle swelling and ankle pain. I did this playing soccer

I have ankle swelling and ankle pain. I did this playing soccer

Ankle swelling: And pain is a very common injury in those who play soccer. Frequently the supporting ankle ligaments are stretched, even injured, with rapid turns and pivots while running....let alone kicking. Elevate your ankle and apply ice (a bag of frozen peas works well) for 15 minutes 3 times a day. Brace for support. Avoid playing if painful. See Doc/Sports Med if persists 5-7 days. Stay well:) ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of feet and ankle swelling from edema?

What is the best way to get rid of feet and ankle swelling from edema?

Elevation: While at rest, compression while ambulating, restricting salt from your diet and consideration of a diuretic by your internist. ...Read more

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Is the ankle swelling I am experiencing a blood clot or sonething else?

Is the ankle swelling I am experiencing a blood clot or sonething else?

Not likely: Isolated ankle swelling may be, among other things, a result of gout, infection, arthritis, an osteochondral defect, or an injury. Swelling from a blood clot is more classically noted in the calf. It too may result in swelling of the ankle but is not isolated to the ankle. ...Read more

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I already have leg & ankle swelling should I take cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

I already have leg & ankle swelling should I take cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

No: You should only start an antibiotic as potent as Cipro (ciprofloxacin) under the direction of a physician. Have your doc evaluate the swelling first. ...Read more

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Unexplained ankle swelling in left foot. I'm not diabetic so what could it be?

Unexplained ankle swelling in left foot. I'm not diabetic so what could it be?

Ankle swelling: This could be from a previous injury or arthritic change in the ankle joint. You could also have a biomechanical imbalance that causes you to ambulate and put stress upon the ankle. A gait analysis, x-ray and or an if necessary an MRI can help to determine the source of the ankle swelling. ...Read more

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How is it that my foot is still swollen when my ankle swelling has been reduced?

How is it that my foot is still swollen when my ankle swelling has been reduced?

Gravity work: I do not know your problem, but foot swelling will subside after ankle swelling because of the distance from the heart. Be patient it will go away if you do not have any other problem. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for ankle swelling, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Ankle swelling: Any good family doctor should be able to handle the diagnosis and management of ankle swelling just fine. ...Read more

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Is ankle swelling a symptom of tildiem diltiazem? And if so, how can you get rid of it? Does it last a long time?

Diltiazem edema: Cardizem (C) related edema (E) is caused by preferential arteriolar or precapillary dilation without commensurate dilation in the venous or postcapillary circulation. This is the origin of peripheral edema with C therapy. Using a drug such as valosartan in combination dilates venous capacitance vessels with consequent normalization of intracapillary pressure eliminating the E. ...Read more

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I cut my leg about 2" below my knee and got 7 stitches. Why is my ankle swelling every day and its all squishy also?

I cut my leg about 2" below my knee and got 7 stitches. Why is my ankle swelling every day and its all squishy also?

Get it checked out: Whenever there is an injury you will get swelling in the healing process. Make sure there are no signs of infection. You should also be checked by your regular doc or podiatrist to evaluate the stitches and wound. ...Read more

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Get a burning painful feeling on the top of my left foot. It doesn't hurt to touch but I do have ankle swelling. Not an isolated incident. I?

Get a burning painful feeling on the top of my left foot. It doesn't hurt to touch but I do have ankle swelling. Not an isolated incident. I?

Get checked: If there are no associated skin changes, then there may be a problem with a nerve to the area originating in the foot or even the spine. You need to see a physician, get examined, & possibly be referred to a neurologis. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What is it? I have ankle swelling and groin lump.

What is it? I have ankle swelling and groin lump.

Lump & swelling: That combination of symptoms indicates a need for you to see your doc ASAP. He/she will help you identify and rule out causes. That will give you a healthier life and peace of mind. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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

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


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