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Why is my ankle swelling?

Why is my ankle swelling?

Many possibilities: Venous insufficiency, hypertension, kidney or cardiac issues, side effect of medications, h/o of ankle injury. There are many possibilities and hence a history and physical by your internist is a good idea. ...Read more

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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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Why is my ankle swelling all the way up the shin?

Why is my ankle swelling all the way up the shin?

Good question: I don't think this is a typical symptom. Hence, i would go to a doctor for an exam. It is possible you have a stress fracture. If there is pin point pain along the leg this is a possibility. This could be seen on x-ray though MRI is more sensitive. If it turns out you do have your vitamin d levels checked. This is one of a list of possibilites. ...Read more

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Why is my ankle swelling if I got hit in the shin?

Why is my ankle swelling if I got hit in the shin?

Gravity: You may have had some internal bleeding/bruising or inflammation. This fluid will obey gravity and flow down. ...Read more

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I got hit on my shin, so why is my ankle swelling?

I got hit on my shin, so why is my ankle swelling?

Reactive edema: Is very common. It could also be bleeding. It could be an underlying fracture or stress fracture. If you think you have a broken bone see an er doc or ortho guy. If you think yu have a DVT - which is different - you need to tell your family doctor this. ...Read more

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I cut my leg about 2" below my knee and got 7 stitches. Why is my ankle swelling every day and its all squishy also?

I cut my leg about 2" below my knee and got 7 stitches. Why is my ankle swelling every day and its all squishy also?

Get it checked out: Whenever there is an injury you will get swelling in the healing process. Make sure there are no signs of infection. You should also be checked by your regular doc or podiatrist to evaluate the stitches and wound. ...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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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

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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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Why are my ankles/feet swelling up?

Why are my ankles/feet swelling up?

Many reasons: This could be anything from an injury to high blood pressure to kidney disease. See a doctor for an exam. ...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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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


Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
329 doctors shared insights

Ankle Swelling (Definition)

Ankle swelling is a symptom in which a person has swelling in one or both ankles. Swelling can be caused by ...Read more