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41yo male.woke up with swollen right ankle, in a lot of pain, it's been five days and not getting better. Hasn't banged, felt poorly then woke up ?

41yo male.woke up with swollen right ankle, in a lot of pain, it's been five days and not getting better. Hasn't banged, felt poorly then woke up ?

Gout: Gout affects the lower extremities more than any other part of the body Whether it is from certain foods or not being able to void the Uric Acid buildup Medicines and lab tests help ...Read more

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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


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Partner felt ill & cold,woke up with painful swollen right ankle (illness went) hardly walk, 41YO. Painful ankle for five days now.. Hasn't knocked it?

Partner felt ill & cold,woke up with painful swollen right ankle (illness went) hardly walk, 41YO. Painful ankle for five days now.. Hasn't knocked it?

Many possibilities: hi KateE703 I think you are saying your 41 year old female life partner has a painful swollen right ankle for 5 days without an initial injury? If its hot and red, could be inflammatory arthritis, perhaps gout. If the illness includes a fever, could be infectious. In any case, ibuprofen will help with pain but see a physician ASAP. ...Read more

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Around my ankles are itchy, tight and slightly swollen?

Around my ankles are itchy, tight and slightly swollen?

Varicose : Sound a bit like varicose veins may be responsible. See a vascular specialist. ...Read more

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Weird purple marks above my right ankle, what are they? Not itchy, and no ankle sprain.

Weird purple marks above my right ankle, what are they? Not itchy, and no ankle sprain.

Stasis Dermatitis: Without seeing a picture, the more common reason for seeing purple near an ankle is likely related to some venous insufficency and hemosiderin (iron) deposition in the skin staining the skin. However, any pigmentation of skin should always be examined by a dermatologist to ensure there is no malignant lesions. ...Read more

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Both ankles are itchy & swollen. Dog has fleas. I noticed a horsefly on my ankle yesterday. What should I take to stop itching and swelling?

Both ankles are itchy & swollen. Dog has fleas. I noticed a horsefly on my ankle yesterday. What should I take to stop itching and swelling?

Ankle Angst: Itching is s result of the release of histamine from cells in the skin. Scratching causes these cells to release more of this and other chemicals which then cause localized inflammation to occur. Treatment must manage both issues. Taking an antihistamine helps long term as it helps prevent recurrent itching in an old lesion. Icing helps in the immediate period as does a topical steroid. ...Read more

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I noticed the toe next to my pinky toe has become very swollen itchy and red, the itch has spread to my ankles. What do I do? I dont know what bit me.

I noticed the toe next to my pinky toe has become very swollen itchy and red, the itch has spread to my ankles. What do I do? I dont know what bit me.

Itch: Sorry about your foot. Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. They will take your history, examine you, and likely order lab studies. Your swollen ankle may also require you to see a foot specialist as soon as possible. Hope all goes well. Please keep me posted if possible. ...Read more

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