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Swollen painful ankle on one side. Warm to touch. Could this be a blood clot?

Swollen painful ankle on one side. Warm to touch.  Could this be a blood clot?

Yes: Go to the er and get tested. There are a lot of other things it could be (gout, sprain, infection), but you certainly need to rule out anything life threatening like a clot. ...Read more

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How long would you have to be taking a medicine to know if it is the cause for swollen feet/ankles? One side is worse than the other.

How long would you have to be taking a medicine to know if it is the cause for swollen feet/ankles? One side is worse than the other.

Depends: Some medications will cause an immediate same day reaction or allergic response. Others may not cause swelling at all. It depends on the specific medication and your personal medical history. Check in for a follow up with your prescribing doctor or a virtual consult if you are concerned. Best wishes! ...Read more

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My 2 yr daughters foot( ankle) is swollen on one side. It has happened before also. What could it be? An insect bite or something to do with blood?

My 2 yr daughters foot( ankle) is swollen on one side. It has happened before also. What could it be? An insect bite or something to do with blood?

Unknown: What was the cause before and how was it treated? Could be bite, could be something with blood. Possible injury. I would bring her to the doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can a swollen foot/ankle be caused by diabetes? Just one side everyday for 3 years. Not DVT, activity doesn't help.

Can a swollen foot/ankle be caused by diabetes? Just one side everyday for 3 years. Not DVT, activity doesn't help.

Chronic injury: Without more information, it is difficult to make an assessment. This could be a variation in the way your body distributes fat due to a lipoma (focal fat deposit) or it could be due to chronic injury. With a history of diabetes, you may be developing loss of sensation to your foot and hurting it repeatedly. Consult your doctor. ...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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I rolled on my leftfoot playing basketball and the left side of it hurts right bellow my ankle and its swollen?

I rolled on my leftfoot playing basketball and the left side of it hurts right bellow my ankle and its swollen?

Sprain vs. fracture: More than likely you have sustained an ankle sprain. A fracture is less likely. If you have bony tenderness or are unable to walk and bear weight on the injured foot, you may have a fracture. Sprains will swell but respond quickly to rest, ice, compression, an elevation (rice therapy). If you think you may have a fracture, you need to contact your physician to arrange an expeditious evaluation. ...Read more

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Side of ankle is swollen red an hot to touch. Also sinks in when you touch it like it contains water there is no type of bite mark at all

Side of ankle is swollen red an hot to touch. Also sinks in when you touch it like it contains water there is no type of bite mark at all

Get checked: The "sinks in" look is called pitting edema. There is some kind of inflammation occurring but the red/hot is usually an indication of something acute - possibly an infection. Get checked by a podiatrist. Possible conditions include inflammation/arthritis, infection/cellulitis (even without a bite mark), or a metabolic condition called gout. Get checked. ...Read more

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