What causes my ankles to swell?

Many causes. It could be as simple as venous insufficiency due to age, especially in women to heart-failure, renal disease, liver disease and poor diet. It would be a good idea to consult your doctor.
Heart failure common. Several reasons for swollen ankles, such as heart failure, liver disease, kidney disease and vascurlar diseases etc.
Many possibilities. High blood pressure, side effect of medication, too much salt in diet, cardiac or kidney issues, incompetent venous valves - see an internist to help narrow the field.

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What causes my ankles to swell? If there was something seriously wrong with my heart, could a doctor hear with stethoscope?

Many causes..... There are many causes of swelling. It is best to get a general workup. One can pick up heart murmurs and irregular heart beats with a stethoscope, but a more accurate test is an EKG. Bloodwork would also be helpful to check kidney function. Limit your sodium intake as water follow sodium. Read more...

What causes my ankles, feet to swell?

Swelling. Swelling to the foot and ankle is not. This can be caused by a variety of local and systemic problems. Have it evaluated if persistent. Dr l. Read more...
Many possibilities. Some causes of swelling of the feet and ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. Read more...

What would cause my ankles to swell up ever day and ache/hurt. Not preg, obese, diabetic. In evenin I try prop them up. What will prevent it or help?

Ankle swelling. Obesity has some association with ankle swelling. But still you should be examined by a doctor to check for other causes. Read more...
It seems that the. Swelling is bilateral. Many reasons for it. Check blood levels for liver functions (total protein/albumin) levels; make sure heart, kidney work well, and of course lower weight as all possible reasons for ankle pain and swelling. In conclusion u need to be seen by a doctor! Read more...

What could cause my ankle to seriously swell for seemingly no reason?

Inflammation. One ankle like this suggests an inflammation from gout or an occult infection. Is it red and hot? Elevation and ice compresses might help if it is due to excess mechanical use and in this situation it should be self- limiting. If worsen see a primary care doctor, who can provide you with a differential diagnosis. Read more...
Vein problems. Veins have valves to prevent backflow of blood. If they are damaged the backflow causes fluid to seep into the tissues causing the swelling. This usually gets better overnight. If you are diabetic you may have decreased sensation in your ankle. The swelling then may be something more serious. Have it checked out by a podiatrist. Read more...

What could cause my ankle to seriously swell for seemingly no reason?

Many things. This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. Read more...

I was wondering what causes both of my ankles to swell and have a tingling sensation when I sleep at night I am taking clonidine?

Clonidine does both. Clonidine can cause both. You also have CHF that can cause swelling. Please do not make any med changes without input from your family doctor or cardiologist. Best wishes to you! Read more...
Swelling. Ankles can be swollen from many different factors like high blood pressure, venous problems, aterey issues, alcohol and salt intake. See your pcp and may need a doppler run. Read more...