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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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Ankle Swelling (Definition)

Ankle swelling or edema around the ankle is fluid in the soft tissue and can have many causes such as injury, vein problems, heart ...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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My uric acid is 7.71 mg i play soccer and had many ankle injuries. i woke up with a swollen ankle with pain. this has happened couple of times?

My uric acid is 7.71 mg i play soccer and had many ankle injuries. i woke up with a swollen ankle with pain. this has happened couple of times?

Could be Gout: Need to see a rheumatologist, have the ankle aspirated and see if there are urate crystals.If this is [positive this is interval gout. If not then aspirate again with the next attack to see if this is gout ...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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My husband dropped our dresser on his foot when he was trying to move it from one side of the room to the other. Well now his foot is swollen, black a?

My husband dropped our dresser on his foot when he was trying to move it from one side of the room to the other. Well now his foot is swollen, black a?

Go get an xray: You need to make sure it isn't broken. Delaying treatment could jeopardize healing. If the fracture needs to be reset you want to know. If there is any break in the skin, you want to prevent infection. Stay off of it until you can have it checked. ...Read more

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If i've got the symptoms of acute bronchitis and my right foot is swollen on one side are they connected?

If i've got the symptoms of acute bronchitis and my right foot is swollen on one side are they connected?

Possibly: With a decrease in oxygen flow due to the bronchitis, this may be limiting the oxygen and blood going to your foot. If this does not go away after the bronchitis subsides, see your doctor about this. ...Read more

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I was playing Soccer and one guy kicked my foot on the side really hard ; now its red, swollen and hurts a lot ; what should I most likely do?

I was playing Soccer and one guy kicked my foot on the side really hard ; now its red, swollen and hurts a lot ; what should I most likely do?

Foot injury: Get foot X-ray if you feel pain upon weight-bearing. Apply Ice, keep foot elevated, get it a rest for few days. Take Ibuprofen after meals. Need to caution you about Ibuprofen do not take for a prolonged time, limit it's use to three times a day. If you have stomach ulcers you should be vigilant for any abdominal pain or black stools. If does not go away or subside seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing leg pain, almost in my groin area on one side and a swollen lymph node on the other side, it seems to be shrinking now?

I have been experiencing leg pain, almost in my groin area on one side and a swollen lymph node on the other side, it seems to be shrinking now?

Varies : There are a number of possible causes, consider being seen. The lymph nodes are a filtering system, and lymph nodes can often become enlarged when a person develops an infection. Because there is an increased amount of nodes in the groin, this can cause pain and swelling in the groin. There are many other possible causes as well. ...Read more