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Why Is My Ankle Swollen For No Reason
Several things can..: ...Cause a swollen thumb. If you do not have a history of trauma, this list includes stenosing tenosynovits (trigger thumb), tendonitis, degenerative arthritis, gouty arthritis, rheumatologic conditions, and infection. If the swelling last for more than a few days, i strongly urge you to see a board certified hand surgeon for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ankles: Usually don't swell for no reason. Particularly just one. A visit to the doctor may help you find the cause. More information would also be helpful such as is it red? Is the swelling pitting? Other medical issues? Where specifically is the pain by the ankle? When does it hurt? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Breast pain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
There are a myriad: Of reasons one might have a swollen joint. It is encouraging that it does not hurt, but a complete history and exam will be required to sort this out. ...Read more
Is it nerve pain?: The first thing to do is figure out where the pain is - soft tissues, bone, joint, nerve pain that radiates through the whole arm? With that information it's easier to figure out the source of the pain. It's not uncommon for a person in her 40s to have nerve impingement. It could be a minor irritation or the start of something more serious. It's best to have a doctor evaluate you. ...Read more
Dry eye syndrome: Your eyes are drying out and making a flood of tears to catch up. Use rewetting drops to keep them wetter and this will happen less often. ...Read more
Absess or Grinding: It is quite possible that the nerve in your tooth has died without you knowing it either from decay, a large filling or even after a tooth has been crowned. Sometimes a nerve (pulp) of a tooth may die just from a traumatic incident as well and may take years to happen. This will cause an abscess and the tooth to be sore. Also grinding of your teeth can cause soreness. Have it checked out asap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The top of my foot is swollen and bruised. It hurt earlier but there is no pain now. I don't know what happened. Any suggestions on what is wrong?
Hi! About a month ago, we got an X-ray and found out I sprained my ankle. Right now, there's no pain but it is still swollen. Why is that? Thanks!
More Information: Without more information it is difficult to determine if there might be something more going on. It is important to know whether you had a injury and what type, what treatment you have had, and what diagnostic studies have been performed in order to gather a more clear picture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter is 5. She recently had a very swollen and painful foot for no reason. No know injury. her esr was 95. what could cause this?
Inflammation: Swelling and elevated esr could signal an infection either in the joint or bone, or an immune type arthrtitis like rheumatoid arthritis, lyme disease, serum sickness like reaction. History as to recent drug intake, other symptoms like skin rash or sore throat, fever or swollen lymph nodes may give clues, in addition to other labs or imaging studies. ...Read more
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