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my left ankle is badly swollen more so than my right

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my left ankle is badly swollen more so than my right
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi. How long has this been going on and is there any pain or redness?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

over a year with lots of pain and discomfort with more discolouration than redness

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK Pauline--have you had any studies for this like, perhaps, a doppler venous flow study of the leg veins and maybe x-rays or an MRI of the ankle?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Doppler results were blood flow down the leg ok return not so good

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK Pauline--any trouble with any other joints besides you ankles and has your doctor offered any thoughts about this?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

on same leg I am waiting new knee joint seen doctor today he did not offer any help to my ankle that is why I have come to you for help and advise

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK Pauline Sorry for all the questions. I would get an MRI of the ankle and screen you for autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis. I would also check your uric acid levels to see if this might be gout. This could be a chronic tendonitis also. To get at the real problem you need further studies.
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