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Dad is 60 yrs,has diabetes, cataracts. He has acute dyspnoea over the past week on holiday nd swollen ankles after 8 hr flight please read ECG file?

Dad is 60 yrs,has diabetes, cataracts. He has acute dyspnoea over the past week on holiday nd swollen ankles after 8 hr flight please read ECG file?

Pulmonary embolism: Unable to see the EKG file - please attach if available. Major concern in the context of a recent long flight would be a blood clot that had travelled to the lungs. While EKG is helpful in evaluating for a heart attack, it is less often helpful for diagnosing a blood clot. ...Read more

Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
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Ankle Swelling (Definition)

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


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How can you cure swollen ankles on a 24hr flight for old people?

How can you cure swollen ankles on a 24hr flight for old people?

Good Seat and Hose: Consider the use of compression hose and/or socks can help minimize swelling, get an aisle or bulkhead seat to stretch legs, drink water to stay hydrated, and encourage getting up to walk during the flight. Once the flight starts, find out if there's a first class seat available...That can't hurt. ...Read more

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What causes swollen ankles, when there is no injury involved or plane flight?

What causes swollen ankles, when there is no injury involved or plane flight?

See your Doctor: There are many things that can cause swelling in the ankles. Poor circulation, congestive heart failure, arthritis, kidney problems , to name a few. If the swelling is not going away you should have it checked out by a physician. ...Read more

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Vacination side affects. My 4 yr old has got swollen ankles after her jag an can't walk?

Doctor: Consult your doctor immediately. Your daughter may have a serious reaction to whatever immunization she was given. ...Read more

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After 2nd round r-chop, swollen ankles, rapid hr. Are these signs of heart failure? Why doesn't cardiologist order echocardiogram?

After 2nd round r-chop, swollen ankles, rapid hr.  Are these signs of heart failure? Why doesn't cardiologist order echocardiogram?

Valid Question.: Swollen ankles and rapid heart rate might be signs of heart failure. They merit a careful history and physical exam as well as ekg, chest x-rays and an echocardiogram. Hypertension and valve problems are high on the list of likely causes; however, in the case of a person exposed to a cardiotoxic chemotherapy drug, one must consider this as well. The toxic drug effect is cumulative; act quickly. ...Read more

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Recurring swollen ankles?

Doctor visit : Swollen ankles could be due to a multitude of causes ranging from simple pooling of fluid in legs ( dependent edema) to varicose veins to medication side effects to inadequate pumping of the heart. Simple measures you can take are obtaining compression stockings, staying active and avoiding excessive salt however for this problem i would recommend a check up with your primary care doc. ...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