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My ankle has been swollen since someone ran over the side of my ankle with their scooter 2 months ago, can that cause a blood clot, seeing my doctor s?

My ankle has been swollen since someone ran over the side of my ankle with their scooter 2 months ago, can that cause a blood clot, seeing my doctor s?

Yes: Blood clots are possible when you have pain, redness and swelling. You can also notice these signs in your legs and groin. Since you had browns spots on your legs, it means that you have a liver issue which will affect your kidneys which in turn will affect your legs by swelling, It appears that you are dehydrated and not drinking enough water. ...Read more

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Please explain why is my ankle still swollen 6 months after I sprained it?

Please explain why is my ankle still swollen 6 months after I sprained it?

Depends: It depends on the severity and cause of the injury.
Need to see a podiatrist for exam and possible MRI to discover the problem. ...Read more

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I tore ligaments in my ankle years ago. Within the last few months, ankle is swollen and painful. No new injury. Why re-occurrence after so long?

I tore ligaments in my ankle years ago. Within the last few months, ankle is swollen and painful. No new injury. Why re-occurrence after so long?

Microtrauma: Repetitive microtrauma can add up especially with a previously traumatized ankle and cause swelling and pain. There may be underlying pathology in your ankle joint, not necessarily only isolated to the ligament tear but cartilage damage or synovitis. ...Read more

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I have had very swollen ankles for a few months. ?

I have had very swollen ankles for a few months. ?

Swollen ankles: Lots of possible causes for swollen ankles. Get checked by your doc to see if anything serious is going on or if its a minor problem. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had a swollen ankle for the past month and a half?

Eval: You did not mention if you had any symptoms. Why not have it medically evaluated to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I've tweaked my ankle a month ago, it doesn't hurt but is still kinda swollen, what does this mean?

I've tweaked my ankle a month ago, it doesn't hurt but is still kinda swollen, what does this mean?

Healing: This sounds like you had a sprain. Depending on how bad the sprain was, it will take a longer time to heal. Be patient and avoid aggravating activities. ...Read more

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I sprang my ankle about a month ago and it's still swollen and still hurts. Can you tell me what's going on?

I sprang my ankle about a month ago and it's still swollen and still hurts. Can you tell me what's going on?

Listen and Learn.: More than likely, the pain and swelling are indicators, telling you that sufficient healing has not yet occurred. The swelling is the body's attempt to put more stability on the injury, mainly to restrict movement. The pain is the body's attempt to convince you, not to use the ankle until further notice. You need to have the ankle re-evaluated and proceed with following proper protocol. ...Read more

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Had a UTI 3 months ago. Think it came back but only my ankles are swollen and no other symptoms. Could it be a recurrence?

Had a UTI 3 months ago. Think it came back but only my ankles are swollen and no other symptoms. Could it be a recurrence?

They could be: Completely unrelated. In a female of child bearing age, the possibility of pregnancy is present when there are swollen legs/ankles. I am not saying you are, I'm just stating this is something doctors consider. ...Read more

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Why does my broken ankle after surgury one month still swollen?

Taking time to: Heal or possibly healing is delayed. You really need to direct this to your doctor. Perhaps physical therapy would help. ...Read more

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Swollen ankles for few months and now dizziness Lasting more than 3 days?

Swollen ankles for few months and now dizziness Lasting more than 3 days?

Get it evaluated: Possible causes are many. See a doctor and have the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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How might you heal a sprained ankle if its been swollen for more than 4 months?

How might you heal a sprained ankle if its been swollen for more than 4 months?

Sprained ankle: Each ankle sprain can vary depending on location and severity. Usually, if pain over 4 months, seeing your pcp for a referral to a specialist is recommended. Try rest, icing, compression with ankle wrap or brace, and elevation first. Anti-inflammatory meds recommended. If after 4 months of therapy, no resolution there may be more severe injury. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle 3 months ago. I had fusiotherapy setions. Why is my ankle still swollen?

Need MRI: Sounds like you have a more severe ankle sprain than they thought. U need advanced imaging and eval ligaments, syndesmosis and peroneal tendons. ...Read more

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It has been almost three months since I sprained my ankle, and it's still swollen. What should I do?

It has been almost three months since I sprained my ankle, and it's still swollen. What should I do?

Orthopaedic surgeon: You may have something else going on in your ankle such as instability (looseness), loose bodies, a cartilage lesion, or scar tissue that is causing swelling and flui accumulation within your ankle joint. Further or initial orthopaedic evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle three months ago, but it's still painful and very noticeably swollen. Should I be worried?

I sprained my ankle three months ago, but it's still painful and very noticeably swollen. Should I be worried?

Unstable.: Pain and swelling, after three months, demonstrates that your ankle has been left unstable by the sprain. You are experiencing, your bodies way of treating, the instability. You need to have a thorough evaluation, with imaging studies, to appreciate the extent of the damage. In the meantime, RICE and supportive measures need to be taken. ...Read more

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Hit and cut an area near my ankle one month ago. Now it's still a little swollen and hurts when I press it. Should I go to the hospital?

Hit and cut an area near my ankle one month ago. Now it's still a little swollen and hurts when I press it. Should I go to the hospital?

Contusion: If it all healed and nice signs of infection you may have a contusion of the bone. Try heat, compression and perhaps massage. It may take many months to resolve. ...Read more

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I am 27 years old. 5'4, 320 lbs. I have noticed that over the past couple of months my feet and ankles get really swollen for no reason.

Examination: fluid retention or edema (swelling) of extremities warrants a comprehensive physical exam and blood/urine testing: may be related to many issues such as salt intake, kidney or cardiac issues: do not ignore the need for a medical examination. ...Read more

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Rolled my ankle 5 months ago I could still walk on it. Still swollen and hurts occasionally. The main source is right in the front. What is wrong?

Rolled my ankle 5 months ago I could still walk on it. Still swollen and hurts occasionally. The main source is right in the front. What is wrong?

"rolled ankle": Normally sprained ankles heal within 4-6 weeks. The most common injury is an inversion type when the lateral part of the foot drops down - you can fracture with that type of injury. Given the fact that you are 5 months out and still having swelling and pain my suggestion would be to see your doctor and get an x-ray. You may find that you have a healing fracture that needs addressed ...Read more

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A couple months about I tripped and sprained my ankle. It doesn't hurt anymore but my ankle is always swollen/ larger than my left one. What do I do?

A couple months about I tripped and sprained my ankle. It doesn't hurt anymore but my ankle is always swollen/ larger than my left one. What do I do?

Damaged goods.: A "couple" of months may not be enough time for your ankle to heal sufficiently enough for swelling to no longer be present. Sprains can cause soft tissue damage that in turn makes the ankle somewhat unstable. The swelling is a mechanism to deal with this. An ankle brace, heat and elevation may speed things along. To remove all doubt, have your ankle examined by a specialist. ...Read more

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4 months ago I was it by a hard linedrive softball on the inside of my leg right above ankle. It's still swollen and has a large hard knot under skin?

4 months ago I was it by a hard linedrive softball on the inside of my leg right above ankle. It's still swollen and has a large hard knot under skin?

Hematoma: Sounds like you had a contusion which formed a hematoma (collection of blood) which is not rare in injuries along the shin bone. Often the hematoma gets absorbed but can leave behind an organized lump of scar tissue.

If concerned see a doctor to confirm. ...Read more

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Sprained my ankle 3 months ago. No pain now, walking fine, but that ankle is still a bit swollen. Should I worry about it?

Sprained my ankle 3 months ago. No pain now, walking fine, but that ankle is still a bit swollen. Should I worry about it?

See ur doctor: As we get older swelling may lady longer than usual but you must make sure your swelling isn't causes by something else such as your heart...u should see ur doc ...Read more

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Can femme tab20-100 bcp make you put on weight or could it be waterretension also I have swollen ankles I've been on bcp for 1 month only?

Can femme tab20-100 bcp make you put on weight or could it be waterretension also I have swollen ankles I've been on bcp for 1 month only?

Birth control: Hi, some people report weight gain and some weight loss with combination birth control like Femme, it should even out in 2-3 months. The birth control pill definitely can cause water retention, if you have lower extremity swelling please contact ur doctor, maybe another combination pill work better for u. ...Read more

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Stopped taking htn mess 2 month ago. Now feet/ankles swollen. Is this side effect. Is it OK to start htn med again without seeing dr?

Stopped taking htn mess 2 month ago. Now feet/ankles swollen. Is this side effect. Is it OK to start htn med again without seeing dr?

Uncontrolled: hypertension can certainly cause foot swelling. It would be okay to start your medication again, but I would advise you to follow up with your doctor anyway to make sure the medication is doing its job. ...Read more

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Ankle pain everday after two ankle sprains. Ankle is still swollen and crepitus with pai sometimes. This is 7 months later. Do I need surgery?

Ankle pain everday after two ankle sprains. Ankle is still swollen and crepitus with pai sometimes. This is 7 months later. Do I need surgery?

OPTIONS: Have you had x-rays, maybe an MRI. Have you tried immobilization, PT, NSAID's. Exhaust non-surgical management first. ...Read more

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I broke my ankle 2 months ago, had metal plate and 7 pins put in, I am walking ok with one stick, but my ankle is still swollen is this normal.

I broke my ankle 2 months ago, had metal plate and 7 pins put in, I am walking ok with one stick, but my ankle is still swollen is this normal.

Yes.: Ankle fracture repair takes usually 6 weeks before you can start walking in fracture boot which you gradually move back to shoe with ankle brace with therapy. Swelling can take up to 6-12 months to go down but you should see a steady decrease in swelling over time if the bone properly healed. You will have to do your part with compressiveqrapsEpsonsoaksnsaidetc. Ifitdoesn'tgodowntheirmaybe problem. ...Read more

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Hi! About a month ago, we got an X-ray and found out I sprained my ankle. Right now, there's no pain but it is still swollen. Why is that? Thanks!

Hi! About a month ago, we got an X-ray and found out I sprained my ankle. Right now, there's no pain but it is still swollen. Why is that? Thanks!

Depends on: Severity of injury. If it is still swollen after one month, it sounds like a severe sprain. If there is no instability, the swelling should subside. If it persists, or if you develop worsening pain or any instability, return to your doctor for more tests. ...Read more

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On xmas my ankle twisted and became swollen and bruised. A month later its still swollen and twist everyday and it feels like its breaking repeatedly.

On xmas my ankle twisted and became swollen and bruised. A month later its still swollen and twist everyday and it feels like its breaking repeatedly.

Need evaluation: You need to be examined by an orthopedic surgeon. Your "wait ; watch" approach isn't working. Please see the proper specialist to evaluate the damage that you did and to discuss treatment choices. ...Read more

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My age is 52, I've no medical history as such. Now my left leg ankle is swollen for past 2 months and its paining, the swollen part is slightly red?

My age is 52, I've no medical history as such. Now my left leg ankle is swollen for past 2 months and its paining, the swollen part is slightly red?

Sprain or celulitis: Ankle pain and swelling can be from a sprain or trauma that you don't remember or can be an early infection called cellulitis. An xray and evaluation of the joint is needed to have a clearer picture of what's going on. Swelling, redness and pain for two months is never normal. I would seek immediate medical help. Cellulir. ...Read more

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My ankles are extremely swollen. No pain. I have gained a lot of weight over the months. Could it be that? Or a serious matter?

Ankle stress: If additional weight is putting additional stress to a biomechanically weak foot or ankle this could resulot in swelling of your ankles. Agree that you should limit salt, and check for lymphedema or possible venous insufficiency. Those conditions of the lower extremity could be involved with sdditional weight. ...Read more

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My left ankle is swollen no pain. I am taking plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for about 6 months?

Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine): Although you didn't state why you are on plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) my assumption is that you are being treated for an inflammatory arthritis. Even if the joint is not painful, there can be joint enlargement and swelling while on medication. ...Read more

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But for like a 2 months my ankles they start a swollen, I have veins in my rigth foot, what can I do?

Multiple reasons: Swelling of the the ankles can be as simple as mild inflammation or complex as a biomechanical deformity of the foot/ankle. See a foot/ankle specialist for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Sprained my ankle, after 4 months slightly swollen, hurts sometimes, can hear ankle cracking at times. What could it be?

Other ankle stuff?: Things that look and feel like an ankle sprain-- could be chronic ankle ligamentous instability.... Could also have an osteo-chondral defect on talus... Mri would be helpful. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle 6 months ago, last few days ankle and foot have got swollen and causing lots of discomfort should I get checked out?

Must be evaluated.: A bad ankle sprain can cause serious ligament damage. This can lead to chronic problems such as instability or frequent re-spraining of the ankle. You need to be seen by a physician for proper evaluation. X-rays, and MRI are most likely indicated. You might only need some rest and physical therapy, but you also may need surgery for optimal recovery. Make an appointment. ...Read more