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Swollen Ankles After Surgery
Surgery itself: If both of your ankles are swollen, then it could be due to the amount of IV fluids. If it is on the same foot that you have had the surgery, then it is normal. If any bone procedure was done to correct any deformity, you can think about it as being the same as if you broke a bone in your foot. Your foot and ankle will swell. With time is should go away. Let the surgeon know, elevate and ice.See 2 more doctor answers
My son has swollen tounge after ankle surgery. It hurts really badly as if he bit it, but there are no bite marks of any kind. What can this be?
Anesthesia: The swollen tongue is most likely due to some trauma from obtaining an airway for the surgery (assuming it was general anesthesia). Less likely, he could be having an allergic reaction to medication. I recommend you contact the surgeon and/or anesthesiologist if the symptoms persist.See 3 more doctor answers
Depends on cause: If the swelling resolves overnight, this is most likely due to venous insufficiency. Elastic stockings are best long term remedy. Elevate legs whenever possible. If this persists or if swelling does not improve overnight, get examined by your physician for other possible causes which can be treated.See 3 more doctor answers
Need more info...: Is ankle swelling bilaterally symmetrical, involving evenly or locally/ regionally? Do you have short of breath? Have you had history of congestive heart failure...? Hotdogs alone at most should just increase salt intake leading to edema in patients with marginal heart function. So, seek evaluation, confirmation, care, & counseling timely so to relieve current and future worry. Best...
Swollen ankles: Lots of possible causes for swollen ankles. Get checked by your doc to see if anything serious is going on or if its a minor problem.
Elevation: Make sure when you sit that ou elevated your legs causing excess fluid from settling on your ankles. Also you can obtain tight stockings at a medical supply store that can reduce swellign in yoru ankles and legs.See 1 more doctor answer
Possibly -: Some reasons for chronic swelling ankle are arthritis of the knee or ankle or feet, chronic venous insufficiency, lymphedema (abnormal lymphatic drain), congestive heart failure, chronic kidney disease and malnutrition -- and the most common of these is chronic venous insufficiency that now can be treated using endovenous laser treatment -- please talk with your doctor about this!See 1 more doctor answer
Diabetes: It is very common to have swollen ankles as a diabetic. Hypertension (high blood pressure) often comes along with diabetes, and the veins can become overloaded with fluid. If the valves in the veins are having trouble pushing blood up the leg and back to the heart, swollen ankles are the result.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean when someone gets swollen ankles without spraining their ankles; just occurs on its own?
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