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How long does swollen ankles associated with preeclampsia last?

How long does swollen ankles associated with preeclampsia last?

Until you deliver: The high blood pressure associated with preeclampsia will cause the swelling in the feet and ankles that will usually go away sometime after the baby is born, not before. Congrats on your upcoming birth and hang in there. ...Read more

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Toxemia (Definition)

Toxemia, is an old term for pre-eclampsia, is a condition consisting of high blood pressure and protein in the urine that can occur during the second half of pregnancy. If untreated this can lead to a life-threatening ...Read more


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How long does swollen ankles associated with hellp last?

How long does swollen ankles associated with hellp last?

Depends on patient: Swelling in the legs or lower extremity associated with hellp syndrome (preeclampsia, toxemia, high blood pressure of pregnancy) resolves after delivery. How fast depends on the person. For some it is in the first 24-48 hours. For others it may last as long as 6 weeks. ...Read more

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I hav swollen ankles for a long time now. Anything serious?

I hav swollen ankles for a long time now. Anything serious?

Possibly -: Some reasons for chronic swelling ankle are arthritis of the knee or ankle or feet, chronic venous insufficiency, lymphedema (abnormal lymphatic drain), congestive heart failure, chronic kidney disease and malnutrition -- and the most common of these is chronic venous insufficiency that now can be treated using endovenous laser treatment -- please talk with your doctor about this! ...Read more

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47 yr old. Have 1 period about every 3 mos. Last one gained 7.5 lbs & had swollen ankles. After period lost 4 of the 7.5 lbs & swelling gone. Normal?

47 yr old. Have 1 period about every 3 mos. Last one  gained 7.5 lbs & had swollen ankles. After period lost 4 of the 7.5 lbs & swelling gone. Normal?

Yes: When you have a period, there are several hormones that are released which allow the uterus to be able to be impregnated, if the occasion arises. This not only afffects the uterus, but also the entire body, so retaining fluid is a normal occurance, also the loss of fluid is also normal when the period is over. ...Read more

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Can hormones cause veins to bulge suddenly? Swollen ankles last 3 days, veins in feet/legs, hands/arms very prominent. 2 days from period. BP normal.

Can hormones cause veins to bulge suddenly? Swollen ankles last 3 days, veins in feet/legs, hands/arms very prominent. 2 days from period. BP normal.

Need more info...: The specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of all symptoms are not enough to draw a conclusion, but what you described deserves a prompt evaluation. How to get the related things of good medical care for your concerns? Follow instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; do not try to wait out. ...Read more

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Could working out cause swollen ankles?

Could working out cause swollen ankles?

Ankle swelling: Working out can cause ankle or foot swelling. If you have venous related problems such as varicosities your ankle can swell. Over- use injuries may also cause swelling by overworking joints, muscles and tendons. Medications can also cause swelling in ankles. ...Read more

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What are some medications i can take for swollen ankles?

What are some medications i can take for swollen ankles?

Many things: There are a number of things that can cause swelling in the foot and ankle. This is a very nonspecific symptom. Before taking medication for this i would get a diagnosis. I recommend that someone with swelling should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

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


Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
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Ankle Swelling (Definition)

Ankle swelling is a symptom in which a person has swelling in one or both ankles. Swelling can be caused by ...Read more