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Why are my ankles swelling at night but ok in the morning?

Why are my ankles swelling at night but ok in the morning?

Venous insufficiency: Most likely a problem with the veins and the more you stand throughout the day the more venous stasis. Putting on compression or support stockings before getting out of bed would be a first line of treatment. ...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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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

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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Why are my ankles swelling even though I didn't hurt it?

Why are my ankles swelling even though I didn't hurt it?

Ankle swelling: There are multiple possiblities for ankle swelling in a 29 year old. Your doctor can take a history and examine you and determine which are likely causes in you. ...Read more

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I have cll and a fib. Why are my ankles swelling?

I have cll and a fib. Why are my ankles swelling?

Unknown: I'm not sure what "cll and a fib" stand for. A longer word would help. Besides that, ankles can swell for many reasons. Heart, lung, kidney, circulation, liver, lymph system can all cause swelling in the ankles. Patients on high blood pressure medicine often have swelling in the ankles as a side effect. See your medical doctor and get evaluated. ...Read more

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What is cause of my ankles swelling?

What is cause of my ankles swelling?

Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more

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Why are my feet and ankles swelling so badly all of a sudden?

Why are my feet and ankles swelling so badly all of a sudden?

Need appointment: Sudden swelling of the legs is concerning. You need to speak to a provider with further details ASAP. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop my ankles swelling without sitting with them higher than my head?

What can be done to stop my ankles swelling without sitting with them higher than my head?

Support stockings: Support stockings can prevent fluid accumulation in the ankles and legs. See your local foot doc for the correct size and pressure and an evaluation for possible causes. ...Read more

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Should I get Robert a chair for the shower? What ways are best to relieve swelling in ankles? Swelling goes away when laying down to sleep. Can you help?

Should I get Robert a chair for the shower? What ways are best to relieve swelling in ankles? Swelling goes away when laying down to sleep. Can you help?

Gravity.: It all has to do with the consequences of gravity and your body's never ending battle to move blood back up your leg. See your doctor for some possible solutions. ...Read more

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Why are my feet and ankles swelling?

Why are my feet and ankles swelling?

Edema: Many things can cause swelling of your feet and ankles. Local factors such as venous insufficiency or varicose veins, or phlebitis or blood clots of the veins can cause this. Liver disease, heart disease and kidney disease can also cause swelling. Malnutrition with low blood protein levels can cause this. If it persists you should be examined and have blood work. ...Read more

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Ankles swelling then swelling went down and bruising appeared on both ankles?

Ankles swelling then swelling went down and bruising appeared on both ankles?

Post skin Trauma: This sure sounds normal and expected. I do not know what question you are asking given the way your question is written, but any skin trauma, including swelling, can lead to bruising. ...Read more

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Red spots around ankles swelling?

Red spots around ankles swelling?

Without seeing a pic: It is hard to know exacdtly. Often times when there is swelling around the ankles people develop something called venous stasis dermatitis. This is from the heme in the iron leaking out of the blood vessels and staining the skin. Usually these reddish areas coalesce and form bigger areas. If this is what you have elevation, compression and restriction of salt in diet is good. ...Read more

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Legs, ankles swelling but ankles have a red rash and itches badly.?

Legs, ankles swelling but ankles have a red rash and itches badly.?

Stasis dermatitis: Some people who have chronic swelling of their legs and feet due to edema may eventually developed a type of rash called stasis dermatitis. This is associated with redness and sometimes there can even be clear fluid seeping from the area. Sometimes compression stockings can help but consider a visit with your doctor to clarify why you're having so much swelling and what therapy can be used to reduce it ...Read more

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I'm having problems with my ankles swelling and frequent urination?

I'm having problems with my ankles swelling and frequent urination?

Check kidneys.: At first read, this could be a kidney issue. You should have a urine test for protein and creatinine. You should also have blood testing for BUN, creatinine, albumin, liver functions, thyroid functions, anemia and markers of inflammatory conditions. As well, a 2D Echo for heart function and abdominal ultrasound. You need a doctor's visit. ...Read more

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6m preg ankles swelling Dr apt in 3 days how often should I check my no between now and Dr apt? It has been increasing now is 130/73 pulse 85

6m preg ankles swelling Dr apt in 3 days how often should I check my no between now and Dr apt? It has been increasing now is 130/73 pulse 85

Here are some. ..: Clinically, you may check BP once every 6-8 hours until visiting Doc as appointed as long as feeling comfortable and not hurting. Otherwise, seek pro-evaluation and counseling ASAP so to solve uncertainty, and don't wait until last minutes! Best wishes. .. ...Read more

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Friend who is diabetic is having swelling in ankles. Swelling goes away after rest. He has been holidaying&is walking, standing & sitting for long. Help.

Friend who is diabetic is having swelling in ankles. Swelling goes away after rest. He has been holidaying&is walking, standing & sitting for long. Help.

Ignoring problem: Diabetes is a serious metabolic illness, need constant medical care if neglected and untreated will lead serious problems, may lead to not only loosing extremities, kidneys, but the life itself. Your friend must see a doctor and continue to be under care for rest of his life, he should take care of himself ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are my legs and ankles swelling after I got in a tanning bed?

See below: Just like being in the sun, the heat can draw fluid to specific body areas.
Elevate your legs and it should go down. ...Read more

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I have swollen ankles after work. My sgot is 47 and sgpt 90. Does these values have any relation to ankle swelling? All other lft values are normal.

I have swollen ankles after work. My sgot is 47 and sgpt 90. Does these values have any relation to ankle swelling? All other lft values are normal.

It may: Swelling in ankles and mildly elevated liver tests raises the possibility of heart dysfunction (right heart)please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am takng azor (amlodipine and olmesartan) 5/20 for blood pressure. I have taken it for about 3 years with no problems. Now, I see my ankles swelling is azor (amlodipine and olmesartan) the cause?

I am takng azor (amlodipine and olmesartan) 5/20 for blood pressure. I have taken it for about 3 years with no problems. Now, I see my ankles swelling is azor (amlodipine and olmesartan) the cause?

Edema and Azor (amlodipine and olmesartan): Azor (amlodipine and olmesartan) (az) has two medicines, amlodipine (a) and olmesartan (o). A is known to cause some fluid swelling which is made less severe by the o. The fact that you know have swelling, after being on az for 3 years without it, may indicate that you have a new problem that is causing your edema. Speak to your physician about it and she if you both can find an answer to your problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some probable causes of swollen ankles and slight hand swelling with a tingling sensation?

What are some probable causes of swollen ankles and slight hand swelling with a tingling sensation?

Circulation?: If your blood circulation is compromised that would cause swelling in the extremities (feet more so due to gravity). Allergic reaction of some sort? Continuation of symptoms warrants a check-up with your md. Good luck! ...Read more

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have swollen ankles top of the foot swollen back of knees feel painful can to much salt cause swelling?

have swollen ankles top of the foot swollen back of knees feel painful can to much salt cause swelling?

Swollen ankles salt?: 39F US notes/asks:
have swollen ankles top of the foot swollen back of knees feel painful can to much salt cause swelling? ANS: need much more detail but most common cause of swollen ankles is eating more salt than your body can get rid of. But pain in back of knees is not part of that. You may have blood clots in legs. See your Dr. Now or do 2nd opinion with me now. ...Read more

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What can I use for pubic bone fracture and ankles swelling?

Swollen ankles/bone: You may need to limit activity for several weeks to prevent aggravating the fractured area and causing inflammation and swelling/ pain which will cause entire leg to swell down to ankles and you will have more pain undoubtedly. This is the time to allow healing. There are anti- inflammatory medications (nsaids) which can help with pain and swelling. See orthopedic. -go to er if one leg swells. ...Read more

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47 yr old. Have 1 period about every 3 mos. Last one gained 7.5 lbs & had swollen ankles. After period lost 4 of the 7.5 lbs & swelling gone. Normal?

47 yr old. Have 1 period about every 3 mos. Last one gained 7.5 lbs & had swollen ankles. After period lost 4 of the 7.5 lbs & swelling gone. Normal?

Recent change?: Fluid retention and loss of fluid with menstrual cycling is not that unusual. However a three month cycle is not considered normal, unless that is normal for you. I would recommend evaluation by an ob/gyn to determine if you are approaching menopause or if other factors evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes swollen ankles ("cankles") after labour? Didn't get swelling during pregnancy, only after.

Labour type?: How did you deliver? Cesarean? Vaginal deliver? It may play a role sometimes due to stirrups against the feet in vaginal delivery. Other than that, swelling can happen for a number of reasons but likely the stress from delivery and added weight (although not noticed during pregnancy) caused the swollen ankles. ...Read more

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Swollen ankles due to spastic cerebral palsy n I'm on my feet all day as cashier can I take ibuprofen 600mg to reduce swelling can barely walk?

Swollen ankles due to spastic cerebral palsy n I'm on my feet all day as cashier can I take ibuprofen 600mg to reduce swelling can barely walk?

Better options: Would be to try and prevent the swelling. So wearing compression hoosiery would be a good idea. While standing, try and move around so not in one spot. Try and sit down when you have an oppurtunity. ...Read more

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Hit in my ankle 6 wk ago, had a contusion. Pain is much better now but swelling still comes back at night but gone in the morning. Should I be worried?

Hit in my ankle 6 wk ago, had a contusion. Pain is much better now but swelling still comes back at night but gone in the morning. Should I be worried?

If you still have: Pain even though it is better and swelling persists even if not always present, it is possible you have ligament damage or stress fracture. The swelling is there at night after you walk and use the foot/ ankle. It disappears in the morning because you were off it the whole night. Follow up with a foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more

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I have pain in the back of my ankle. I don't have any swelling. It is usually in the morning when I wake up or if I have been laying doen a while?

I have pain in the back of my ankle. I don't have any swelling. It is usually in the morning when I wake up or if I have been laying doen a while?

Ankle: You were not totally clear - but from your description it may very well plantar fascitis - does it get better the more your walk around and as the day goes on? ...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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