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What would Cause swelling in my right ankle the size of a tennis ball no pain goes down at night get up walk around on it all day long swells up but s?

What would Cause swelling in my right ankle the size of a tennis ball no pain goes down at night get up walk around on it all day long swells up but s?

Edema: This is likely due to veins in your right leg that are not working well. Veins have valves in then that prevent blood from flowing backwards and our muscles push the blood forward towards our heart. When the valves don't work we get edema in that leg. It gets worse when we are up and goes down when we lay down. See you doctor for help with this. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Woke up with right ankle swelling with no possible trauma..What can cause this?

Woke up with right ankle swelling with no possible trauma..What can cause this?

Heart, Liver, Kidney: Disease and decreased function as well as increased salt intake, stopping diuretics, will all lead to swelling, but usually involve both legs. One side, maybe from pressure on the veins draining that side. Do you have any swelling in the groin/belly on that side? Worth a visit to the doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, I have copd and thalamus pain on the right side. I live basically a very sedimentary life style. can this cause right ankle swelling ?

Hi, I have copd and thalamus pain on the right side. I live basically a very sedimentary life style. can this cause right ankle swelling ?

Here are some...: Your described clinical scenario should alert a professional mind to worry about possible blood clots in deep veins or varicose veins of right lower leg. To help solve the mystery of current health concern, follow instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby, you gain much insight on how to work closely with doc so to deduce right Dx for right Rx, care, & counseling. ...Read more

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What are the causes of ankle swelling without any injury?

What are the causes of ankle swelling without any injury?

Standing up: if you are standing up too long this could also impact your ankle and foot joints and cause swelling. Also depending on the type of shoes you wear. If you wear high heeled shoes when working and standing then the ankles swell. So try to elevate you legs as much as possible. If you are very concerned consult a podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes random ankle swelling?

What causes random ankle swelling?

Blood pressure: High blood pressure or leg hanging down for long periods are common causes of ankle swelling. ...Read more

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What could cause ankle swelling at 66?

What could cause ankle swelling at 66?

Many causes: There are many different causes for ankle swelling including poor circulation, congestive heart failure, kidney failure, high blood pressure etc. There are also other non-serious causes such as inactivity, sitting in a position with your feet hanging down. The bottom line is to have him/her seek medical attention and have a complete physical to determine what is causing the swelling. ...Read more

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What are potential causes of ankle swelling?

What are potential causes of ankle swelling?

See below: Injury, bad valves in the veins, varicose veins, kidney disease, heart disease. ...Read more

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I have been eating a grapefruit everyday sometimes twice a day, for the past 2-3 weeks. Now experiencing ankle swelling. Can grapefruit be the cause?

I have been eating a grapefruit everyday sometimes twice a day, for the past 2-3 weeks. Now experiencing ankle swelling. Can grapefruit be the cause?

NO: Grapefruit is a healthy source of Vitamin C and las a very low SODIUM content ( a factor in fluid retention) It does however INTERFERE with some medications! Check your medications (if appropriate) with your Pharmacist re: interactions. Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more