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Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Thomas, MD :

hi

Dr. Thomas, MD :

swelling in the ankles is usually vein damage

Dr. Thomas, MD :

It can be from

Dr. Thomas, MD :

thyroid problems

Dr. Thomas, MD :

kidney and heart problems

Dr. Thomas, MD :

liver problems.

Dr. Thomas, MD :

Usually however, it is veins.

Dr. Thomas, MD :

An ultrasound can confirm this

Dr. Thomas, MD :

What further questions do you have?

Dr. Thomas, MD :

can you respond?

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Thomas, MD : hi
Dr. Thomas, MD : swelling in the ankles is usually vein damage
Dr. Thomas, MD : It can be from
Dr. Thomas, MD : thyroid problems
Dr. Thomas, MD : kidney and heart problems
Dr. Thomas, MD : liver problems.
Dr. Thomas, MD : Usually however, it is veins.
Dr. Thomas, MD : An ultrasound can confirm this
Dr. Thomas, MD : What further questions do you have?
Dr. Thomas, MD : can you respond?

I would start with
ultrasound
routine labs which will show kidney and liver function.
Thyroid functions tests

And exam.

Let me know if you have further questions.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thankyou Dr Thomas for your informative reply. I will do as you suggest and ask for your recommended tests.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
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