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Prednisone and swollen ankles, is this common?

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Dr. Carlos Kier
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: It depends on dose

Prednisone at moderate to high doses will cause sodium retention and associated fluid retention with ankle swelling as a manifestation.
The effect can be seen with low dose Prednisone in patients with other medical problems prone to fluid retention.

In brief: It depends on dose

Prednisone at moderate to high doses will cause sodium retention and associated fluid retention with ankle swelling as a manifestation.
The effect can be seen with low dose Prednisone in patients with other medical problems prone to fluid retention.
Dr. Carlos Kier
Dr. Carlos Kier
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In brief: Yes

Fluid retention is common, and ankles are dependent! so fluid settles there.
Elevate the foot of the bed 2in. , lasy boy type lounge chair, stockings etc to help. Get off the steroid as soon as safe for whatever was the indication to use.

In brief: Yes

Fluid retention is common, and ankles are dependent! so fluid settles there.
Elevate the foot of the bed 2in. , lasy boy type lounge chair, stockings etc to help. Get off the steroid as soon as safe for whatever was the indication to use.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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