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

I've 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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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 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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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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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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How can I reduce ankle swelling?

How can I reduce ankle swelling?

Ankle swelling cause: Foot, leg, and ankle swelling is common with the following situations: being overweight
blood clot in the leg, calcium channel blockers, increased age, leg infection, varicose veins in the legs, congestive heart failure as well as kidney failure, among other causes. See a physician to find out what is causing the ankle swelling for a treatment. Plan and a cure. Good luck. ...Read more

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If someone has ankle swelling, what does it mean?

If someone has ankle swelling, what does it mean?

It means a lot: Ankle swelling could be from fracture in the ankle, could be from blood clot I n the calf muscles, could be to arthritis in the ankle, could be due gout, could be due to heart problems, could be circulation problems.
Be careful
thanks. ...Read more

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What are the causes of ankle swelling without any injury?

What are the causes of ankle swelling without any injury?

Standing up: If you are standing up too long this could also impact your ankle and foot joints and cause swelling. Also depending on the type of shoes you wear. If you wear high heeled shoes when working and standing then the ankles swell. So try to elevate you legs as much as possible. If you are very concerned consult a podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ankle swelling?

What is the definition or description of: Ankle swelling?

Fluid in soft tissue: Ankle swelling or edema around the ankle is fluid in the soft tissue and can have many causes such as injury, vein problems, heart problems, arthritis and others. ...Read more

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Does amlodipine cause ankle swelling?

Does amlodipine cause ankle swelling?

It can: Peripheral edema is a common side effect. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of ankle swelling marks?

Can you get rid of ankle swelling marks?

Not sure: What you mean. If you mean the impression in the skin from pressing into the skin...Proof of pitting edema then if up I get rid of the edema it won't pit anymore. ...Read more

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Can leg ankle swelling caused by dehydration?

Can leg ankle swelling caused by dehydration?

Leg swelling: Dehydration can certainly affect kidney function which may then have an affect on your swelling. Also problems with your venous network or heart can cause swelling. Have it checked out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Abcess i&d left calf is ankle swelling normal?

Abcess i&d left calf is ankle swelling normal?

Yes...: Swelling may develop at and around the surgical site. Veins and lymphatic channels may have been affected leading to swelling. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for ankle swelling?

What is the best treatment for ankle swelling?

See your doctor: Ankle swelling can be caused by numerous medical conditions. You should see a foot/ankle specialist for an evaluation for possible tendonitis, venous stasis, fracture and or soft tissue masses to name a few. ...Read more

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Why is my ankle swelling all the way up the shin?

Why is my ankle swelling all the way up the shin?

Good question: I don't think this is a typical symptom. Hence, I would go to a doctor for an exam. It is possible you have a stress fracture. If there is pin point pain along the leg this is a possibility. This could be seen on x-ray though MRI is more sensitive. If it turns out you do have your vitamin d levels checked. This is one of a list of possibilites. ...Read more

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Why is my ankle swelling if I got hit in the shin?

Why is my ankle swelling if I got hit in the shin?

Gravity: You may have had some internal bleeding/bruising or inflammation. This fluid will obey gravity and flow down. ...Read more

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How can I best take care of a sprained ankle swelling?

How can I best take care of a sprained ankle swelling?

Compression: If pain is gone then compression, if pain is mild, then ankle brace. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my ankle swelling?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my ankle swelling?

Why Swelling?: Swelling can be a symptom of many problems from simple things such as illfitting shoes or too tight of socks. However ankle swelling can be a symptom of arthritis particularly if associated with pain. Too much fluid in your body secondary to decreased kidney function is a possible cause. Varicose veins can cause swelling. The reasons are multiple so before treatment try to find out the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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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