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Good evening. I am 58 years old and suffer from very swollen

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Good evening. I am 58 years old and suffer from very swollen anckles, both are equally swollen. i.e. look like I have a plumb inside each anckles, can this be treated, do I need to consult my GP?
Karen Walsh
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
Thanks for this question.
Yes, this can be treated but you need to see your GP and figure out why this is happening first. Some possible causes are
1)heart failure
2)breakdown of the veins in the legs
3)kidney or liver issues
4)medications
It can be treated but get a visit with your GP.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thankyou for your advice. This has been going on for quite some time now, discomfort from my anckles to my knees. I had a hysterectomy 12 years ago, could this be connected.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Yes, it could be
pelvic surgery can disrupt lymph node drainage from the legs.
this can cause leg swelling
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Can this be corrected? Is it serious?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
it can be treated but not corrected
leg wraps, compression stockings, low salt diet, leg elevation can all minimize it
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

thankyou for your advice I will consult my GP

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
you're welcome :)
glad to help
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