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two days at since I sprained my ankle the swelling around the outside off ankle is like a baseball and red. Other side isreditchyswallen, seedoc?

two days at since I sprained my ankle the swelling around the outside off ankle is like a baseball and red. Other side isreditchyswallen, seedoc?

See medical provider: It sounds like you may have a lateral ankle sprain, but when in doubt you should see a medical provider to determine if x-rays should be taken. You will also likely benefit from some support (brace or boot) to help stabilize the ankle. ...Read more

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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 have pain in my outside ankle the pain comes and goes there is a little swelling. What could that be?

I have pain in my outside ankle the pain comes and goes there is a little swelling. What could that be?

Strain, Sprain: Stress fracture, and soft tissue tears are some causes. I suggest you be evaluated before it gets worse. ...Read more

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What could cause swelling of the ankles?

What could cause swelling of the ankles?

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, gout, 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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What is cause of my ankles swelling?

What is cause of my ankles 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

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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

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Does gabopentin cause swelling in ankles and feet?

Does gabopentin cause swelling in ankles and feet?

Gabapentin: Is not associated with swelling and is commonly used for nerve pain. Most common side effect is drowsy. ...Read more

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What are the causes of occasional swelling of ankle?

What are the causes of occasional swelling of ankle?

Many causes: There are many causes for ankle swelling, if this swelling is associated with pain, inability to weight bear, instability, weakness or fever/chills, investigation by your pcp or orthopedist is warranted.

Frequent causes:
ankle arthritis
ankle sprain
gout
joint infection
tendonitis
fracture
leg edema secondary to fluid overload. ...Read more

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What are the causes of swelling of the ankles and feet?

What are the causes of swelling of the ankles and feet?

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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I have swelling in my leg and ankles what can be done about that?

I have swelling in my leg and ankles what can be done about that?

Compression sock: If you have good blood supply to your feet get a compression sock below knee. ...Read more

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What to do to take the swelling down on my surgically repaired ankle?

Swelling: Swelling after surgery and more in ankle and feet for reasons like gravity and distance from heart. Elevation, compression, rest and ice will help but swelling is expected after surgery. ...Read more

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When I press into my leg the dent stays for a ling time and my ankles are swelling up?

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When I press into my leg the dent stays for a ling time and my ankles are swelling up?

Edema: The leg and ankle swelling indicates fluid leaking out of blood vessels and accumulating in the tissues. This may be due to fluid overload, infection, inflammation, heart or kidney failure, certain medications, and prolonged standing or sitting. Things that can help include moving your legs, raising your legs, losing weight, and a low-salt diet. See your doctor if the swelling gets worse. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop my ankles swelling without sitting with them higher than my head?

Support stockings: Support stockings can prevent fluid accumulation in the ankles and legs. See your local foot doc for the correct size and pressure and an evaluation for possible causes. ...Read more

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My ankle keeps uncontrollably twitting swelling up and going blue. What can I do for this?

My ankle keeps uncontrollably twitting swelling up and going blue. What can I do for this?

Ankle swelling: For ankle swelling resting is important but probably the hardest to do, icing around the area, compression with comfortable ace-bandage, and elevation. Taking antiinflammatory medication (advil, ibuprofen, motrin, etc) can be helpful the first few weeks after to help decrease pain and swelling. Also, getting over counter ankle bracing may help. ...Read more

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Why do I get very itchy and hot ankles and some swelling when standing still! This has been ongoing for a month!?

Why do I get very itchy and hot ankles and some swelling when standing still! This has been ongoing for a month!?

Itchy, swollen: There may be underlying pathology to your ankle to cause swelling. The itchy may be indirectly related to the swelling and stretching of skin layers, but no directly related to possible underlying pathology. Recommend evaluation by your local podiatrist. ...Read more

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I've been having swelling in my ankles. I have no sprain or any thing like that im really curious to why thy are swelling?

I've been having swelling in my ankles. I have no sprain or any thing like that im really curious to why thy are swelling?

Edema: Possibly you are retaining fluid. Fluid retention can be caused by several different things from poor circulation, venous insufficiency, thrombophlebitis, dvt's, chf, being overweight and on your feet all day-especially in the heat and humidity, pregnancy, previous surgery (especially involving lymph nodes), certain medications, etc. See the Dr. For eval if persists. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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For seven yrs I have had swelling in both cafe ankle area. More on right side sometimes its painful to touch. Dr say im fine?

For seven yrs I have had swelling in both cafe ankle area. More on right side sometimes its painful to touch. Dr say im fine?

The causes...: Can be varied some benign some more serious.
Having this for 7 years makes it less likely to be very serious, and yet a cause should be found ...Read more

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I am a 29 year old female and I have been having painful swelling in both my ankles for 6 months. All blood tests were normal.

I am a 29 year old female and I have been having painful swelling in both my ankles for 6 months. All blood tests were normal.

Many reasons: Swelling in the ankles could be do to slow return of blood flow by then veins or it could be slow return of the lymph. Blood pressure medications can also cause this. Things to consider for swollen ankles: avoid wearing socks with elastic at the ankles. Knee length socks/stockings with over the counter grade compression. Keeping legs elevated above heart level. ...Read more

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I have an unusual swelling on my ankle, there are other, Less prominent swellings around it, and I was wondering what it may be?

I have an unusual swelling on my ankle, there are other, Less prominent swellings around it, and I was wondering what it may be?

One side or both: Swelling in one ankle only mean the problem is in that extremity from vein problem superficial or deep, to a joint problem from arthritis to sprain to soft tissue and ligament problem
bilateral mean a systemic problem heart or kidney
is it only swelling or there is pain associated with it
answering some of these questions might help to a diagnosis and that will create a treatment plan ...Read more