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My 87 year old husband has developed swollen ankles and a rash on his legs. What are some things that it could be?

My 87 year old husband has developed swollen ankles and a rash on his legs. What are some things that it could be?

Vascular problem: It sounds like a vascular problem. You should have him see a vascular specialist and have his circulation checked. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Move your body. Avoid sitting or standing for long periods
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Don't wear tight garments
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Lose weight if needed
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Avoid standard diuretics as they won't solve the problem
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My mom has swollen ankles and her right leg hurts below her knee...What does she have? She can also not lie down in a bed or her leg hurts.

My mom has swollen ankles and her right leg hurts below her knee...What  does she have?  She can also not lie down in a bed or her leg hurts.

Right leg pain: Swollen ankles can be a manifestation of congestive heart failure, dependent edema, liver problems, anemia, varicose veins etc. Right leg pain is worrisome, it may suggest blood clots, phlebitis, cellulitis, vascular disease, etc. Immediate evaluation by her primary physician is recommended, she may need a doppler studies of her legs/vascular surgery evaluation if necessary. ...Read more

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What causes swollen ankles or redness around the lower legs?

What causes swollen ankles or redness around the lower legs?

Several things: Could be from too much salt intake. Could be from improper working valves in the veins that allow fluic to leak backwards into the legs. ...Read more

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Treating a Sprained Ankle (Checklist)

Rest immediately after the injury
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Use ice to decrease swelling and pain
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Use compression such as a soft brace or bandage
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Keep injury elevated
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What causes swollen ankles with redness around the ankles and lower legs?

What causes swollen ankles with redness around the ankles and lower legs?

Vascular Disease: This is caused by poor circulation and vascular disease and should be seen by a physican for evaluation. ...Read more

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Whats wrong with my legs? I am 43 yrs of age with bad knee pain and swollen ankles sometimes hip pain.What can it be from? I've been like this for the past 5-6 yrs already, but my dr wont take ex-rays or blood work. He seems to think theres nothing wrong,

If : If you have not had a basic work-up of these joints yet (to include plain radiographs) and you have complained repeatedly of pain in these joints to your physician, it may be time to change doctors. Good luck, i hope something is found that can be corrected! ...Read more

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I have swollen ankles and my right leg i had a iregular heart beat 4 years ago i went and had a arterial abolation and every thing has been fine the swelling goes down over night i had a ultra sound for my heart and an akg about 3 weeks ago and every thi

The : The good news is that your heart is not failing, which would have been detected on the ultrasound of your heart. When this occurs your heart does does pump blood effectively which ultimately results in fluid accumulation in your lower extremities. As far as why you have swollen ankles/legs its hard to say. You may need to decrease your salt intake. Also if you have any pain, redness, or tenderness in your leg(s) then your doctor may need to do an ultrasound of your lower extremities in order to rule out blood clots. I suggest you schedule a follow up visit with your doctor in order to investigate this problem further. Best of luck. ...Read more

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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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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


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