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What Causes Swollen Ankles And Degenerating Organ Functions
What is a likely diagnosis of someone who has swollen ankles and signs of degenerating organ functions?
Heart failure: Swollen ankles may be a finding in early congestive heart failure. End organ failure can be a process resulting from a far advanced heart condition called cardiomyopathy. This is where the heart contracts inefficiently resulting in such poor organ perfusion the organs begin to fail. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: There are a number of things that can cause swelling in the foot and ankle. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone with swelling should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more
Swollen ankles following tropic vacation and flight home. 2nd day at home they seem to be a little worse. What can cause this?
A number of possi--: Bilities, including rheumatoid arthritis due to the bilateral involvement of multiple joints; other types of arthritis. Sometimes viral infections can cause multiple joint swellings/pain. Need to see pcp for onward referral to a rheumatologist, who can diagnose/treat such conditions. You needs xrays, labs and likely joint fluid to help aspiration to DX or rule out other diagnoses. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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