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Compression socks help ankle swelling? Not sure if due to preg or lupus. Swelling happened overnight but BP norm. Severe joint pain 5 weeks

Compression socks help ankle swelling? Not sure if due to preg or lupus. Swelling happened overnight but BP norm. Severe joint pain 5 weeks

Here are some ...: If just happening overnight, one has to concern about DVT (deep vein thrombosis) although it's uncommon for bilaterally simultaneous occurrence. So, watch such swelling closely for potential progress, go to urgent care timely, & don't wait until the last minute. For the time being, wear compression + leg elevation will help, but not knowing its underlying causes. Best wish ... ...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


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Ive been told lupus arthritis in my hip is causing leg and knee pain. with outer ankle swelling. Can you explain why this would happen?

Ive been told lupus arthritis in my hip is causing leg and knee pain. with outer ankle swelling. Can you explain why this would happen?

Soft tissue : lupus also result in soft tissue inflammation and will result in joint swelling and joint pain and area of ankle lateral "outside" has couple tendons and ligaments with ankle joint inflammation these structure will try to stabilize the joint and then will get inflamed because they over work on inflamed joint and resulting in inflamed structurs ...Read more

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I have a large swelling of my left ankle no bumps or hits there is no pain but it is the size of an egg I have sel lupus should I be worried?

I have a large swelling of my left ankle no bumps or hits there is no pain but it is the size of an egg I have sel lupus should I be worried?

Ankle edema: Swelling is an abnormal signal of the body - you should consult with your physician to find out what is causing it. You should be concerned - yes. ...Read more

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My friend is 32, she has systemic lupus. Could that be causing the swelling of her leg, feet, and ankles?

My friend is 32, she has systemic lupus. Could that be causing the swelling of her leg, feet, and ankles?

Yes: Joint swelling and inflammation can occur with lupus. I would advise a consult with a rheumatologist if she is not already seeing one. ...Read more

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I wore loosely fitted socks that fit and they caused marks on my legs, ankles, and feet. Could this be swelling or a lupus flare , have SLE?

I wore loosely fitted  socks that fit and they caused marks on my legs, ankles, and feet. Could this be swelling or a lupus flare , have SLE?

Lupus flare: Lupus flare is diagnosed based on how you feel, doctor's exam and blood work as well. It is unlikely that what you are describing is a lupus flare. Best wishes ...Read more

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I have been having extreme hip, knee and ankle pain but no swelling. my daughter has lupus and I have been tested 4 times but my blood work comes back?

Varies: There are a lot of potential causes; usually it is some structural problem in these areas, or a radicular pain from a "pinched nerve" in the back, or an inflammatory condition. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. Don't hesitate to get a second opinion if they are having trouble coming up with a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why is my ankle swelling?

Many possibilities: Venous insufficiency, hypertension, kidney or cardiac issues, side effect of medications, h/o of ankle injury. There are many possibilities and hence a history and physical by your internist is a good idea. ...Read more

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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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What could cause ankle swelling at 66?

Many causes: There are many different causes for ankle swelling including poor circulation, congestive heart failure, kidney failure, high blood pressure etc. There are also other non-serious causes such as inactivity, sitting in a position with your feet hanging down. The bottom line is to have him/her seek medical attention and have a complete physical to determine what is causing the swelling. ...Read more

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How are some ways i can make my ankle swelling go down?

How are some ways i can make my ankle swelling go down?

Figure out: The cause. Is it from deficiency in valves? Or varicose veins? Did you recently sprain your ankle? Any chance you are pregnant? ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Definition)

Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more


Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
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Ankle Swelling (Definition)

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