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One leg swelling and painful. Negative ct and 3 negative ultrasound for blood clots. Elevated ddimer. What could this be. It's really swollen and hurt?

One leg swelling and painful. Negative ct and 3 negative ultrasound for blood clots. Elevated ddimer. What could this be. It's really swollen and hurt?

If left leg: is the swollen one, then you need further evaluation of your iliac vein for compression from overlying arteries. This is called May Thurner Syndrome. Further info at sir web.org. Also doctor finder if you need a referral to an interventional radiologist. ...Read more

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


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I have r lower leg swelling for about 6 months DVT u/s neg xrays , knee hip and foot neg. I had a chest xray fatty deposits around heart ?

I have r  lower leg swelling for about 6 months DVT u/s neg xrays , knee hip and foot neg. I had a chest xray  fatty deposits around heart ?

Possible lymphedema: This may be due to lymphedema with the heart deposits that will cause swelling to the area. This may also be due to some other form of vascular compromise to your right lower extermity, not a dvt. Your vascular surgeon should be able to ascertain why the swelling persists. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant w R mild pitting edema to dorsum and lateral ankle, no swelling above the ankle. Doppler was negative for DVT, I want a repeat doppler?

38 weeks pregnant w R mild pitting edema to dorsum and lateral ankle, no swelling above the ankle. Doppler was negative for DVT, I want a repeat doppler?

No need. : If you had a negative doppler for a DVT a repeat will not show any thing new. At your stage of pregnancy it is not uncommon to have swollen ankles. Sometimes it can be more one leg than the other, but usually symmetrical. If you develop pain in your calf in that leg you will need to get it checked out quickly as that can be a symptom for a possible DVT. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with ankle tendonitis, now foot , ankle lower leg all swollen. ?

Diagnosed with ankle tendonitis, now foot , ankle lower leg all swollen. ?

Ankle smankle: You need to describe the location of the ankle tendonitis. Is it front, back, inside, outside painful to stand or move? What was done to confirm the diagnosis of tendonitis. If you are continuing to use the ankle is that motion now causing compensatory swelling? Or is something else really going on? A lot to think about but it will make your problem easier to solve. ...Read more

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Unilateral low leg swelling w/ distended non varicose vein. Leg throbs after walking up stairs. General squeeze feeling. ABI neg. Is this arterial?

Unilateral low leg swelling w/ distended non varicose vein. Leg throbs after walking up stairs. General squeeze feeling. ABI neg. Is this arterial?

May thurner: many possible reasons. Abi being normal would eliminate arterial disease and usually not swelling. An ultrasound should be used to rule out a deep venous thrombosis. May thrurner syndrome can occur if a clot or major artery sits on top of a vein causing venous swelling. Can occur in women. Hope this helps. Thank you for turning to health top. ...Read more

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38 was preg, R foot pitting edema, doppler neg for DVT, but sluggish blood flow of popliteal vein. Concerned that DVT was missed, scared of dev a PE!

38 was preg, R foot pitting edema, doppler neg for DVT, but sluggish blood flow of popliteal vein. Concerned that DVT was missed, scared of dev a PE!

Possiblity: Sluggish blood flow can be caused by your pregnancy also. Your uterus pushes against your inferior vena cava which is the main blood vessel that drains blood to the heart. If you are not having shortness of breathe and or chest pains, it is less likely you have a PE. Dopplers are quite accurate in detecting DVTs. ...Read more

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Foot swollen, pain on top of ft. When walking. Some redness. Xray neg labs neg for gout, cellulitis, arthritis. No trauma. Calf tight when flexed?

Foot swollen, pain on top of ft. When walking. Some redness. Xray neg  labs neg for gout, cellulitis,  arthritis. No trauma. Calf tight when flexed?

Foot swelling: Don't be shy about getting reevaluated as sometimes tests we do are normal early on. Is the other leg involved , ? Do u have stiffness of the ankle joint ? Sometimes the problem can be coming from the ankle joint. ...Read more

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Elevated d dimer neg ct svan and leg doppler clot ruled out?? Still worried

Elevated d dimer neg ct svan and leg doppler clot ruled out?? Still worried

D-dimer: D-dimer is a blood test used to help detect clots in your body or those that have embolized to your lungs. Physicians use d-dimer if they think that you have a low probability of having a clot but want to rule it out. Your test was high so the physician did the appropriate testing to determine if there was a clot. This means that your lab was falsely positive and can be elevated for other reasons ...Read more

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Swollen hard red lumps on lower legs & ankles swollen w/ very sore hip, knee & ankle joints. Mainly hurts after resting. One heel aches a lot flatfeet?

Swollen hard red lumps on lower legs & ankles swollen w/ very sore hip, knee & ankle joints. Mainly hurts after resting. One heel aches a lot flatfeet?

Needs to be checked : We do not have enough information to tell you what is causing your symptoms of swollen lumps and pain in the joints. We don't know how old you are and what other co existing condition you might have and if you are taking any medicine. Etc. We need a detailed history and physical exam and you may need blood test and if indicated some imaging like xrayes or others like MRI etc,Consult your doctor ...Read more

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Severe ankle pain with ankles turning purple! ER ruled out blood clot with ultrasound and x-ray.

Severe ankle pain with ankles turning  purple! ER ruled out blood clot with ultrasound and x-ray.

May Be the Arteries: There are many causes of discoloration of the ankles and feet. Ruling out a blood clot is good but those usually occur in the veins. Having pain and discoloration in the feet and ankles is often due to a decrease in the blood flow. I recommend seeing a vascular specialist in your area for blood flow testing. ...Read more

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Wells score for DVT = low. Elevated d-dimer. Negative compression ultrasound of entire leg. Still have cramping in calf. Should i be concerned?

Wells score for DVT = low. Elevated d-dimer. Negative compression ultrasound of entire leg. Still have cramping in calf. Should i be concerned?

Reassuring: An elevated d-dimer is very nonspecific. Having a low wells score and a negative lower extremity ultrasound is very reassuring that you do not have a dvt. ...Read more

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Xrays & ddimer done on leg nothing found.Pain down shin &ankle.dr said maybe suprficil clots on ankle.Hip& top thigh sore.Months of pain.worse walking?

Mgt: The D Dimer and chest radiograph may not be fully accurate in the diagnosis of a thrombosis or embolism. With your symptoms, I would advise having a V/Q scan of your chest and another ultrasound of your lower extremities including upper legs. Other imaging can include a chest CT. Do you have any shortness of breath or other respiratory symptoms. ...Read more

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Elevated d dimer level, CT scan of lungs normal.Left chest/neck/shoulder pain. Leg slight swelling and painful twitches in legs(ultrasound normal)why?

Elevated d dimer level, CT scan of lungs normal.Left chest/neck/shoulder pain. Leg slight swelling and painful twitches in legs(ultrasound normal)why?

Need more informatio: We need more information on your laboratory finding, your clincial evlaaution, your examination. Your physicians were looking for blood clots, emboli. You need to discuss this with your physicians. ...Read more

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Pain behind knee cap. Bulging foot veins. Leg hurts when pressure applied. Cramping in calf and thigh. Neg ddimer and ultrasound. What could it be?

Pain behind knee cap. Bulging foot veins. Leg hurts when pressure applied. Cramping in calf and thigh. Neg ddimer and ultrasound.  What could it be?

Chondromalac/compart: When knees develop early tendonitis change, there can be periods of flare where inflammation and pain can develop behind the kneecap due to cartilage tears. This is also called patellar chondromalacia.There is also concern for compartment syndrome given your vascular complaints. It is thus best to see a Sports Medicine &/or Vascular MD to diagnose what is going on and make sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a friend (60+) with swollen ankles. Is there a scan or test to check for clots within the ankle area?

I have a friend (60+) with swollen ankles. Is there a scan or test to check for clots within the ankle area?

No need : Typically, bilateral ankle swelling is not a typical sign for blood clots. It would be highly unlikely for this person to have occluding blood clots in both legs at the same time. Other causes should be ruled out by his physician, so please get to the doctor asap. ...Read more

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How best to deal with swollen ankles?

How best to deal with swollen ankles?

Depends on cause: Swollen ankles may be due to fluid accumulation that could result from venous insufficiency, heart failure, kidney disease, nutritional deficiency and the treatment will depend on the cause. ...Read more

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My husband has suddenly got swollen ankles?

My husband has suddenly got swollen ankles?

Bad sign: Get evaluated! serious heart, kidney, chemical issues. Venous stasis. Need full history and evaluation, and studies. ...Read more

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I have swollen ankles. What can help with this?

I have swollen ankles. What can help with this?

Get checked: Swelling and pain in the ankles can be caused by multiple things such as diet, blood pressure, kidney function, circulation, nerves, injury, previous surgery...Basically many things. You need to see your primary doctor and jot down more info about when do you notice the swelling, does it every go down, when does it hurt, what is your diet, etc. Get checked. ...Read more

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What are the causes of swollen ankles, when there is no injury involved?

What are the causes of swollen ankles, when there is no injury involved?

Fluid retention: Swelling of the ankles without pain or injury is usually due to fluid retention. See you primary care doctor tosee why you are retaining fluid. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are potential causes of swollen ankles?

Many: Swelling of the ankles can be caused by anything from injury to kidney to heart problems. ...Read more

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Can hydroxycut cause swollen ankles?

Can hydroxycut cause swollen ankles?

Unlikely: Unlikely but it is a poor product associated with occasional life threatening side effects. I urge you to stop using it. ...Read more

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How to combat swollen ankles with perimenopause?

How to combat swollen ankles with perimenopause?

Compress : Elevate your feet and legs at heart level or above when you can and consider compression stockings. These work very well when you put them on in the morning before the feet and legs begin to swell up too much. ...Read more

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What can cause diabetics to suffer from swollen ankles?

What can cause diabetics to suffer from swollen ankles?

A number of things.: Diabetics can have swollen ankles from unrecognized fractures, problems with circulation, or fluid retention without vascular issues. See your primary care doctor or an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon to get a diagnosis and treatment. www.orthodoc.aaos.org/foot ankle. ...Read more

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What to do about very sore and swollen ankles?

What to do about very sore and swollen ankles?

RICE: Try resting, ice, compression and elevation. Swelling of the ankle could be from numerous conditions including trauma and arthritis. I would recommend evaluation by your primary care physician. They can then refer you to a specialist in your area who treats ankle pain. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of swollen ankles caused by sunburn?

How do you get rid of swollen ankles caused by sunburn?

The garden variety: Sunburn should not cause significant swelling. Recommend medical evaluation for significant edema. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of swollen ankles, both; not injured?

How do you get rid of swollen ankles, both; not injured?

Peripheral edema: Most important is close folow with your pcp ! evaluate and monitor blood pressure and ekg and cardiac functions. Also, want to evaluate and monitor blood flow to limbs. Watch dietary intake of high sodium foods that may contribute to fluid retention. Elevate limbs above level of heart during hours of slumber. Wear therapeutic compression stockings or garments. ...Read more

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Swollen ankles all of a sudden. Is it from being on my feet?

Swollen ankles all of a sudden. Is it from being on my feet?

Get diagnosed: It could be from "being on your feet". But there are a number of things that can cause swelling in the ankle. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone swelling in this area should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be started. You can find one in your area at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

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How long does swollen ankles associated with preeclampsia last?

Until you deliver: The high blood pressure associated with preeclampsia will cause the swelling in the feet and ankles that will usually go away sometime after the baby is born, not before. Congrats on your upcoming birth and hang in there. ...Read more

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Do you need to see a doctor immediately for puffiness and swollen ankles?

If concerned, yes: This requires medical assessment. If you are concerned that it is serious, then asap. If not, set up an appointment. ...Read more

Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
357 doctors shared insights

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