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I have swollen ankles since teenage. Is that serious?

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Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Swelling causes

You should find out if the kidneys, thyroid, heart and joints are working correctly with the approprate medical tests.
The cause could be poor vein circulation, which is tested with a painless doppler test.

In brief: Swelling causes

You should find out if the kidneys, thyroid, heart and joints are working correctly with the approprate medical tests.
The cause could be poor vein circulation, which is tested with a painless doppler test.
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
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In brief: Unusual

Seek a vascular surgeon and be evaluated for venous or lymphatic disorder. There are cardiac causes but i would start with vascular work up.
Venous congestion, reflux, or anomalies can be treatable, controllable causes.

In brief: Unusual

Seek a vascular surgeon and be evaluated for venous or lymphatic disorder. There are cardiac causes but i would start with vascular work up.
Venous congestion, reflux, or anomalies can be treatable, controllable causes.
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