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I have had swelling above my ankles maybe up two inches also with pain no ademma or swelling in feet what could this be caused by?

I have had swelling above my ankles maybe up two inches also with pain no ademma or swelling in feet what could this be caused by?

Ankle swelling: How old are you? How much do you weigh? Any heart disease? Pain? Do you live in a Lyme disease area & been checked? Any recent strenuous activity? What is your diet like? Could be many things: too much salt in diet--heart disease--Lyme. Consult with us to help you better. ...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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Sprained my lateral, deltoid ligaments and top of foot 5 months ago - still getting pain, popping and swelling above my ankle?

Sprained my lateral, deltoid ligaments and top of foot 5 months ago - still getting pain, popping and swelling above my ankle?

Get an xray: You should probably get this looked at and get an x-ray. An orthopedic or podiatric surgeon could help you. There are many ligaments to the ankle and foot. They all need to be evaluated. If an x-ray doesn't show a problem, you may need an MRI or a CT scan. It could be an ankle sprain or a syndesmotic injury or a Lisfranc injury or an undiagnosed fracture. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant w R mild pitting edema to dorsum and lateral ankle, no swelling above the ankle. Doppler was negative for DVT, I want a repeat doppler?

38 weeks pregnant w R mild pitting edema to dorsum and lateral ankle, no swelling above the ankle. Doppler was negative for DVT, I want a repeat doppler?

No need.: If you had a negative doppler for a DVT a repeat will not show any thing new. At your stage of pregnancy it is not uncommon to have swollen ankles. Sometimes it can be more one leg than the other, but usually symmetrical. If you develop pain in your calf in that leg you will need to get it checked out quickly as that can be a symptom for a possible DVT. ...Read more

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Swelling above the front of ankle around the shin area?

Swelling above the front of ankle around the shin area?

In absence of injury: This could be ganglion, or a swelling from underlying bone, nerve, muscle, or vascular tissue.
If its getting bigger or causing pain, etc. Then need for investigating it further with xrays, mri/ct scans, blood work. Surgical removal with biopsy would most likely be necessary to get definite diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can CRPS cause swelling isolated from just above ankle to just before the gastrocnemius begins? Most swelling posteriorly but some anteriorly

Can CRPS cause swelling isolated from just above ankle to just before the gastrocnemius begins? Most swelling posteriorly but some anteriorly

It can but...,: Most of the time the swelling of an involved extremity is localized and usually involves the entire extremity. From my clinical experiences with CRPS, one of the most significant symptoms is that the skin temperature is reduced and there is localized sweating and splotchiness. ...Read more

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My ankles keep swelling what can I do?

My ankles keep swelling what can I do?

See your doctor: If both of your ankles swell and there is no activity or pain it is usually due to fluid retention. Your doctor needs to evaluate you the reason you are retaining fluid. ...Read more

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How can I relieve the swelling in my ankles?

Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more

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What is the main reason of swelling in ankles?

Venous return.: In general, swelling (edema) in your ankles is due to poor venous return. This can be due to a variety of conditions, and can also occur in certain normal circumstances. I recommend you discuss it with your primary care provider. ...Read more

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What is done for edema, or swelling of the ankles?

What is done for edema, or swelling of the ankles?

Many things but: The most important thing is to find out what's causing it. Please see a physician. In the meantime, elevate legs while sitting, do not stand in place for prolonged periods of time. ...Read more

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What does swelling of the wrists and ankles indicate?

What does swelling of the wrists and ankles indicate?

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the wrists and ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Why are my ankles swelling even though I didn't hurt it?

Why are my ankles swelling even though I didn't hurt it?

Ankle swelling: There are multiple possiblities for ankle swelling in a 29 year old. Your doctor can take a history and examine you and determine which are likely causes in you. ...Read more

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My ankles hurt and are swelling I don't wear heels why is this happening?

My ankles hurt and are swelling I don't wear heels why is this happening?

Heels do not: Necessarily cause ankle swelling. Varicose veins, or venous valve damage can cause swelling from a mechanical perspective. High blood pressure or cardiac abnormalities, kidney disease, side effects of medicine, too much salt in your diet are some of the reasons. You should see your internist for a history and physical. ...Read more

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How can I reduce swelling in my ankle?

How can I reduce swelling in my ankle?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression and elevation. Limit standing and walking as much as possible. Antiinflammatories can be helpful. Discuss with your doctor if symptoms persists. Dr l. ...Read more

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Can Mirena cause swelling of the ankles?

Can Mirena cause swelling of the ankles?

Yes: I don't see it commonly, but edema is listed as a side effect of Mirena. I would check with your doc to make sure that nothing else is causing the edema. ...Read more

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What causes a swelling ankle to stop swelling?

Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more