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Ankle bruised and discolored for last two years and getting bigger?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
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In brief: An ankle bruise for

2 years really doesn;t make sense.
So maybe you have varicose veins or spider veins or "stasis dermatitis"....And the bigger and bigger is the ankle swelling...Or the dermatitis expanded....See the doctor...Who might recommend compressive socks/stockings. (if thats the problem).

In brief: An ankle bruise for

2 years really doesn;t make sense.
So maybe you have varicose veins or spider veins or "stasis dermatitis"....And the bigger and bigger is the ankle swelling...Or the dermatitis expanded....See the doctor...Who might recommend compressive socks/stockings. (if thats the problem).
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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In brief: Venous insufficiency

This causes swelling due to blood/fluid pooling in lower legs from venous valves not working properly in pumping blood up legs.
Swelling is normally better or even absent when get out of bed in am but after allowing legs to hang down or weightbear, swelling returns. Swelling can cause small vessels under skin to burst and pigment of blood causes skin discoloration. See physician for evaluation.

In brief: Venous insufficiency

This causes swelling due to blood/fluid pooling in lower legs from venous valves not working properly in pumping blood up legs.
Swelling is normally better or even absent when get out of bed in am but after allowing legs to hang down or weightbear, swelling returns. Swelling can cause small vessels under skin to burst and pigment of blood causes skin discoloration. See physician for evaluation.
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Dr. Ronald Oberman
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In brief: Unknown

This can be a variety of reasons: avascular necrosis of the talus, arthritis, a tumor in the ankle, chronic gout, or worse - infection.
You need to seek a professional consultation and x-rays and possibly an mri.

In brief: Unknown

This can be a variety of reasons: avascular necrosis of the talus, arthritis, a tumor in the ankle, chronic gout, or worse - infection.
You need to seek a professional consultation and x-rays and possibly an mri.
Dr. Randall Beckman
Dr. Randall Beckman
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