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Why do my ankles get swollen?

Why do my ankles get swollen?

More info needed: Without more history , we can't say why your ankles are swollen. There are many possibles causes, including fluid retention, poor circulation, heart failure, and medications. your doctor can help sort this out. ...Read more

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Curious as to why are my ankles always swollen?

Curious as to why are my ankles always swollen?

Could be many things: It would be best to see a doctor for evaluation. It could be anything from poor circulation, to varicose veins, to kidney disease, heart disease, high blood pressure. ...Read more

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My ankles are swollen quite a lot I'm 62 years of age.. ?

My ankles are swollen quite a lot I'm 62 years of age.. ?

See your internist: To discuss. There are many reasons why ankles can swell including venous insufficiency, hypertension, or other cardiac issues, side effects of medication to name a few. Sometimes eliminating salt from your diet, going on a diuretic, wearing venous support hose may be some of the treatment options. ...Read more

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How swollen do ankles need to get until it is concerning?

Slightly: Sudden ankle swelling for no appearant reason should always be checked out by a physician. ...Read more

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Both of my ankles are swollen what can it be from and what can I do?

Both of my ankles are swollen what can it be from and what can I do?

Swelling: First at 63 years of age i would make sure you get your heart checked but many things cause swelling in ankles like hypertension, smoking, excess alcohol, poor circulation, trauma and many more. First check in with your doctor. Elevate and compression hose may help. ...Read more

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Her ankles r swollen every day. No health problems. Lives in gworgia?

Her ankles r swollen every day. No health problems. Lives in gworgia?

Swollen ankles: Many different things could make your ankles swollen. You should see your primary care doctor to evaluate this. Let him/her know what time of day they are most swollen and if it is related to your being on your feet more. ...Read more

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My ankles are swollen, not everyday but often. Im only 21. What could be the problem?

My ankles are swollen, not everyday but often. Im only 21. What could be the problem?

Many options: Could be lots of things. Could be too much fluid in the body. Could be too much salt in the diet. Could be vein problems. Could be heart or lung or kidney problems. Could also be weight related if overweight. ...Read more

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The inside of my ankles has been swollen for two days now. What could be the problem? I have no pain in the area.

The inside of my ankles has been swollen for two days now. What could be the problem? I have no pain in the area.

Edema: If both ankles are affected and not painful, the most likely cause is edema, or fluid retention. This a very common if you happen to be traveling over this holiday weekend due to prolonged sitting, and increased salt intake from fast foods/restaurant/cookout foods. To get rid of edema, cut way back on salt, drink water, avoid sitting, walk around a lot, and consider swimming. ...Read more

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My ankles are swollen but don't hurt. This was after holiday. What could it be? How long should I wait before worrying?

My ankles are swollen but don't hurt. This was after holiday. What could it be? How long should I wait before worrying?

May be the start: Of something bigger! you don't list your age, pertinent medical history, or meds, so base this is the first time this has happened. When you have ankle swelling for no reason, it could be due to several things, and most importantly, it is not normal, and involves fluid going into the extracellular space. Can be related to your kidney function or heart, and/or possibly too much salt retention, or walking too long. In either case, normally the venonus system would return this to the heart so that it would be limited to your kidneys. See your pcp about this. ...Read more

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My ankles are swollen, and when i press on the swollen area, it becomes indented for several minutes. What could cause this?

My ankles are swollen, and when i press on the swollen area, it becomes indented for several minutes. What could cause this?

Edema: That is fluid in the soft tissues. There are several causes of fluid build up in the legs and feet. Sometimes excessive salt in your diet can cause it, as well as prolonged sitting on a plane flight. At your age, it is less common that these other causes (which are more common in older people) can cause it such as high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney or liver problems, medication effects. ...Read more

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My ankles are extremely swollen. No pain. I have gained a lot of weight over the months. Could it be that? Or a serious matter?

My ankles are extremely swollen. No pain. I have gained a lot of weight over the months. Could it be that? Or a serious matter?

Ankle stress: If additional weight is putting additional stress to a biomechanically weak foot or ankle this could resulot in swelling of your ankles. Agree that you should limit salt, and check for lymphedema or possible venous insufficiency. Those conditions of the lower extremity could be involved with sdditional weight. ...Read more

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I've been in meetings all week, friday i noticed that my ankles were swollen. I have never had this before. Could it be from sitting all that time?

Ankle edema: Unless have congestive heart failure or impaired renal function, it is common to get dependent edema. Should go away in morning and return end day. Shift fluids since veins have no pump but activity to return blood from arteries back to heart. Have blood pressure and heart and lipids checked for underlying medical problems. Support hose usefull. ...Read more

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My ankles have always seemed to look puffy and swollen.How do I know if they are just normally like this or there might be a problem in my diet or?

Likely normal: If they have always been like that and not getting better or worse, then most likely normal. There are specific medical conditions that can cause swollen ankles. Its a good idea to see the family doctor or internist for an assessment. A medical history and a physical exam maybe all that is needed. Low sodium (salt) intake may help. ...Read more

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What causes your ankles tobe swollen and itchy?

See a doctor: These symptoms could be from many things. ...Read more

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If I am now diabetic why are my ankles swollen?

Various : Possibilities, including heart and vascular disease, kidney disease, excessive salt intake, certain medications, etc. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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After vacationing in Key West Fl. Flew home. Noticed my ankles are extremely swollen. 2nd day, today, swollen even worse. ?

After vacationing in Key West Fl. Flew home. Noticed my ankles are extremely swollen. 2nd day, today, swollen even worse. ?

See a doctor: The swelling is concerning for possible blood clot. I advise you to see your doctor soon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Recurring swollen ankles?

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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What causes swollen ankles?

What causes swollen ankles?

Various causes: There are very many causes, from congestive heart failure, to lymphedema, to venous insufficiency, blood clots, pregnancy, a various other causes, including serious and not-so-serious causes. The fact that you legs are the lowest part of your body, fluid have tendency to pool down there, with increased hydrostatic pressure -- sometime called dependent edema. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes swollen ankles?

What causes swollen ankles?

Edema: Heart, kidney, liver, or vein problems can all cause swelling. ...Read more

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How to heal a swollen ankle?

?injury: If it's a sprain, rest,elevation,cold applications and,if you can take them,NSAIDS like ibuprofen are recommended. Don't resume normal activities until all pain and swelling subsides. ...Read more

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How to heal my swollen ankle?

What is causing it?: This is key to treatment. Is it from injury, poor venous or lymphatic circulation, kidney problems or condition? One this can be determined, proper treatment can be initiated. ...Read more

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What may cause swollen ankles?

What may cause swollen ankles?

A few things: Excess dietary sodium can cause fluid retention, which can explain swelling in the foot, ankles and legs. Prolonged sitting or standing in place may cause swelling. It can also be due to other medical issues as well: congestive heart disease, htn, diabetes, uremia and many other issues.. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does swollen ankles mean?

What does swollen ankles mean?

Possibilities: Venous insufficiency, lymphedema, congestive heart failure, excessive salt intake, sitting or standing for long periods, some systemic conditions. Try elevating, see physician. ...Read more

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Common causes of swollen ankles?

Common causes of swollen ankles?

Many causes: The key point is whether the ankles are painful, red or tender. If they are think lofgren's syndrome (acute sarcoidosis). If they are not they are numerous causes both local and systemic. If pain is present see a rheumatologist n. ...Read more

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Itcy swollen ankles what is this?

Many possibilities: Need to see a doctor for an exam. Your description is too vague to answer. ...Read more