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I have swollen ankles since teenage. Is that serious?

I have swollen ankles since teenage. Is that serious?

Swelling causes: You should find out if the kidneys, thyroid, heart and joints are working correctly with the approprate medical tests. The cause could be poor vein circulation, which is tested with a painless doppler test. ...Read more

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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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What is causing my swollen ankles and could it be serious?

What is causing my swollen ankles and could it be serious?

Many possibilities: Venous insufficiency, lymphedema, injury and congestive heart failure are some. See your physician for full evaluation. Yes it may be serious but may also be easily treated. ...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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What can it mean when you have swollen ankles, rash, and severe itching in ankle area?

What can it mean when you have swollen ankles, rash, and severe itching in ankle area?

Many possibilities: The severe itching can be caused by the swollen anles and rash. The question is why the rash? From scratching?/ allergic reaction? Bite? Poison ivy? There are some disease processes that can cause both too, so, instead of guessing here, a visit to a doctor sounds like a great idea. ...Read more

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Are swollen ankles and feet serious combined w/hep c?

Are swollen ankles and feet serious combined w/hep c?

See below: It could be as it could be a sign of liver compromise. The best thing to do is have this checked and see if this is the case. ...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. ...Read more

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My dad has severe water retention with swollen ankles and legs. He was just diagnosed with lung cancer. How can he be helped with the endema?

My dad has severe water retention with swollen ankles and legs.  He was just diagnosed with lung cancer.  How can he be helped with the endema?

Edema: Severe edema is caused by either liver, cardiac, kidney failure or very low albumin, or lymphatic blockage from tumor or DVT so diagnosing underlying cause and treating that is imp. Diuretics like lasix, (furosemide) leg elevation and ted stockings should help. ...Read more

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I am on zoladex (goserelin) treatment for breast cancer. I suffer from severe hot flushes, swollen ankles and pain in joints. Is it normal?

I am on zoladex (goserelin) treatment for breast cancer. I suffer from severe hot flushes, swollen ankles and pain in joints. Is it normal?

Zoladex (goserelin) Side Effects: Yes, these symptoms are often observed as side effects alone or in combination with zoladex (goserelin). As always, it is wise to notify your oncologist so he can monitor your progress and consider these potential side effects in the context of your entire treatment protocol. ...Read more

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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? ...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