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Painful ankles what could it be?

Painful ankles what could it be?

Depends: It depends on the timing, duration, characteristic, response to activity, time of day, and intensity. Could be arthritis, instability, tendon tear, ligament tear, impingement, extra bone, or nerve entrapment. ...Read more

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Swollen painful leg what could it be ?

Swollen painful leg what could it be ?

Swollen leg: You may have an infection or a deep vein thrombosis. In any case you need immediate attention. Either go to the ER or your doctor ASAP ...Read more

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What is causing my swollen ankles and could it be serious?

What is causing my swollen ankles and could it be serious?

Many possibilities: Venous insufficiency, lymphedema, injury and congestive heart failure are some. See your physician for full evaluation. Yes it may be serious but may also be easily treated. ...Read more

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My knee is swelling but it's not painful. What could be wrong?

My knee is swelling but it's not painful. What could be wrong?

IT NEEDS TO BE CHEKE: You have swollen knee, and i understand there is no trauma?There is no pain, you can watch it and if swelling persist have ie checked and xrayed. ...Read more

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What could be causing my libia to be swollen and bruised?

What could be causing my libia to be swollen and bruised?

Trauma: Localized trauma to the area is best explanation without an exam. If there is discharge, then infection would be a consideration. An exam will give your the answer. ...Read more

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My elbow is swollen and painful what could be wrong?

My elbow is swollen and painful what could be wrong?

Swollen elbow: May be a number of things including bursitis from trauma local skin infection or more serious injury and arthritis. Would be advisable to see physician and get both eyes and hands on to make diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could cause my feet to be swollen?

What could cause my feet to be swollen?

Poor circulation: Retention of fluids in the extremeties is frequently the cause of poor circulation which can be biologic issues or a lack of activity or even over activity. I recommend you see your physician if is painful and debilitating. ...Read more

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What could be causing my feet to always be cold?

Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What could be causing my leg muscles to be so tense? Could it be from a dislocated knee injury?

What could be causing my leg muscles to be so tense? Could it be from a dislocated knee injury?

Sevderal things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have scrotal swelling?

Could it be something bad if I have scrotal swelling?

Yes if hard: Painless hard swellings of the testicle are cancer until proven otherwise. Hence should be checked out asap. Fortunately most scrotal swellings are benign. Scrotal swellings that develop suddenly and are associated with severe pain can be due to torsion (twisted spermatic cord) which needs to be corrected asap because testicle can be lost if left untreated>6hrs. Or epipidymitis which antibiotics a. ...Read more

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My littlt toe on the left foot is painful what could be causing it to hurt?

My littlt toe on the left foot is painful what could be causing it to hurt?

Various answers: This could be due to a broken toe, or a corn on the toe or an ingrown toenail. Please see your local podiatrist for the answer and treatment. This is usuallly a condiition that is easily and quickly treated in the doctors office. ...Read more

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What could be causing my foot pain?

What could be causing my foot pain?

Many possibilities: Your pain could due to trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, inflammation), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), poor circulation, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and different neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. ...Read more

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What could be causing my thorax to be so sore?

What could be causing my thorax to be so sore?

Many causes: Infection, inflammation, irritation, pyschological etc are among the causes of sorethroat. Any symptoms that are persistent and recurring should be seen by a medical professional. Don't be sore and go see your doctor! ...Read more

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I have lump at bottom of armpit. What could it be and could it be serious?

I have lump at bottom of armpit. What could it be and could it be serious?

Hard to say: you could have a cyst. It could be an enlarged lymph node. Might have an infection. Get it checked if not resolving. Take care. ...Read more

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What is something that could cause overnight hip pain?

What is something that could cause overnight hip pain?

Variable: Synovitis, labral tear, chondral tear, degenerative joint disease, nerve irritation, muscle tightness, capsulitis...Give me more symptoms and history ... ...Read more