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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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What causes your ankles tobe swollen and itchy?

What causes your ankles tobe swollen and itchy?

See a doctor: These symptoms could be from many things. ...Read more

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What is the the cause of swollen itchy ankles? My duaghter is 20 years old and a varsity student. She has been suffering for the past 3 weeks

Stasis Dermatitis: She could have stasis dermatitis as a result of fluid overload. This can happen if the valves of the veins do a poor job of sending the blood up the leg and back to the heart. Usually starts with swelling, and then a red, itchy rash may develop where the skin is stretching (can be around entire ankle, but usually on the inside mostly). See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have red, itchy bites on my legs, ankles, and feet. They hurt and I'm not sure what bite me and now they are swollen. What should I do?

I have red, itchy bites on my legs, ankles, and feet. They hurt and I'm not sure what bite me and now they are swollen. What should I do?

Skin reaction: Many patients can have a skin reaction after getting bitten. Mild swelling, redness and itchiness are somewhat initial normal responses. Occasionally, some patients will have worse reactions due to an allergic response. If you are concerned you should have an exam done with the correct diagnosis and treatment plan! ...Read more

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Feet,ankles,calves swollen,wear 2+ sizes bigger pants,shoes,like this approx 2yrs, goes up to waist @times.skin on calves discolored,itchy,bumpy,thic?

Feet,ankles,calves swollen,wear 2+ sizes bigger pants,shoes,like this approx 2yrs, goes up to waist @times.skin on calves discolored,itchy,bumpy,thic?

Sluggish return.: There is a whole host of conditions that can cause the swelling of the lower extremity. Typically the vascular system is involved, including the venous return. The lymph vessels might also be responsible. To remove all doubt, have your leg evaluated by a vascular specialist. You can certainly begin by consulting with a family practitioner first and then be referred to a specialist. ...Read more

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I have itchy swollen ankle i have just find outvi have lymphoma in my eye could it be from that or because i work at night an do a lot of walking?

I have itchy swollen ankle i have just find outvi have lymphoma in my eye could it be from that or because i work at night an do a lot of walking?

May be unrelated: lymphoma in eye or orbit as with other sites is usually a result of systemic viral infection with organisms such as MMTV. It usually presents with enlarged nodes locally present or diffuse such as with chest and abdomen or grtoin and axilla. Swollen itchy ankle is mostly the sign of post phlebitis and unless skin pathology present there probably is no cutaneous lymphoma. ...Read more

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Bitten in my sleep a few days ago - my ankle is swollen, painful at times to walk on, red rash, itchy, warm sometimes, what could this be? What helps?

Bitten in my sleep a few days ago - my ankle is swollen, painful at times to walk on, red rash, itchy, warm sometimes, what could this be? What helps?

Bitten: A bug bite can easily lead to an infection or allergic reaction the venom the bite injects. Having pain and swelling and the failure of otc meds indicates the need for professional assistance. Don't delay . Good luck ! ...Read more

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Skin across the shoulders, neck, forearms, a patch on my side above waist, ankle, very quickly intensely itchy, swollen, red, lymph leakage, 1st time.

Skin across the shoulders, neck, forearms, a patch on my side above waist, ankle, very quickly intensely itchy, swollen, red, lymph leakage, 1st time.

Be seen: It sounds like you are having a reaction to something. It can be a contact dermatitis, or it can be a sustemic reaction to something . A detailed exam, history, and usually some medications including probably a steroid are usually indicated. ...Read more