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What are the causes of fluid on the ankles ?

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In brief: Many causes

If it is peripheral edema the causes include an underlying medical reason- hypothyroidism, venous stasis/insufficiency, heart disease, excess sodium intake, diabetes, or caused by medication.
If it is arising from the ankle joints think arthritis. In either case, see your doctor to get at the cause of the swelling.

In brief: Many causes

If it is peripheral edema the causes include an underlying medical reason- hypothyroidism, venous stasis/insufficiency, heart disease, excess sodium intake, diabetes, or caused by medication.
If it is arising from the ankle joints think arthritis. In either case, see your doctor to get at the cause of the swelling.
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