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Prednisone and swollen ankles, is this common?

Prednisone and swollen ankles, is this common?

It depends on dose: Prednisone at moderate to high doses will cause sodium retention and associated fluid retention with ankle swelling as a manifestation. The effect can be seen with low dose Prednisone in patients with other medical problems prone to fluid retention. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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I've noticed my ankles have become very swollen lately, and I've had a lot of leg pain. Taking prednisone and pentasa (mesalamine). Should I contact my doctor?

I've noticed my ankles have become very swollen lately, and I've had a lot of leg pain. Taking prednisone and pentasa (mesalamine). Should I contact my doctor?

Yes: Prednisone can definitely cause fluid retention which tends to build up in the lower extremities. I would recommend having this evaluated immediately by your physician due to the other less likely possibility of blood clots causing obstruction of the veins in your legs. If their are no clots -- compression stockings may help with the swelling along with medicine to reduce the fluid retention. ...Read more

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What causes swollen hands, feet, and ankles? Not reduced with diuretic only prednisone. Swelling inbetween finger joints not the joints themselves.

What causes swollen hands, feet, and ankles? Not reduced with diuretic only prednisone. Swelling inbetween finger joints not the joints themselves.

Inflammation: Sounds like inflammation. Must search for cause. Rule out food sensitivity. About 10 percent of population can be sensitive to nightshades, about 30-40 percent can be sensitive to gluten and casein. Other more common food sensitivities include soy, corn, beef, etc. Consider food elimination for at least 2-3 months. Leigh wagner, rd is a good dietitian who can help by phone: 913-588-6208. ...Read more

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What may cause swollen ankles?

What may cause swollen ankles?

A few things: Excess dietary sodium can cause fluid retention, which can explain swelling in the foot, ankles and legs. Prolonged sitting or standing in place may cause swelling. It can also be due to other medical issues as well: congestive heart disease, htn, diabetes, uremia and many other issues.. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Common causes of swollen ankles?

Common causes of swollen ankles?

Many causes: The key point is whether the ankles are painful, red or tender. If they are think lofgren's syndrome (acute sarcoidosis). If they are not they are numerous causes both local and systemic. If pain is present see a rheumatologist n. ...Read more

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What couldbe causing my swollen ankles?

What couldbe causing my swollen ankles?

Get checked: Swelling and pain in the ankles can be caused by multiple things such as diet, blood pressure, kidney function, circulation, nerves, injury, previous surgery...Basically many things. You need to see your primary doctor and jot down more info about when do you notice the swelling, does it every go down, when does it hurt, what is your diet, etc. Get checked. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat swollen ankles ?

What are ways to treat swollen ankles ?

Depends on cause: Swelling of both ankles is due to a variety of diseases including heart failure, low blood proteins, liver failure, pregnancy and other systemic diseases. Swelling of just one leg is due to some type of venous or lymphatic blockage in that leg, or possibly a growth in the pelvis or groin on the same side. ...Read more

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What are possible causes for swollen ankles?

What are possible causes for swollen ankles?

Many things: There are a number of things that can cause swelling in the foot and ankle. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone with swelling should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

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I have swollen ankles since teenage. Is that serious?

I have swollen ankles since teenage. Is that serious?

Swelling causes: You should find out if the kidneys, thyroid, heart and joints are working correctly with the approprate medical tests. The cause could be poor vein circulation, which is tested with a painless doppler test. ...Read more

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Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
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Swollen Ankles (Definition)

Painless swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem, particularly among older people. Abnormal buildup of fluid in the ankles, feet, and legs ...Read more


Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
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Ankle Swelling (Definition)

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