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Swelling in ankle weeks age 47

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Swelling in ankle for 3 weeks age 47
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question Amanda

This could be related to many things

do you have a picture?

do you take any medicines? if so, which ones?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I recently went to Spain and my left foot and ankle swelled and is still sore I did change my foot wear but feel I may may be going through the change
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just came off beta blockers
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

I am concerned you could have a blood clot in this leg

you need an ultrasound right away

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

especially if this was after a long trip

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks it was only a 2 hour flight to Spain but what worries me is pins and needles and swelling in left foot and fingers in left hand
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Interesting.

I don't think that would be related to a clot.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Could this be menopouse
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

no

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok so what do you think
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

get an ultrasound ASAP

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok so what will an untrasound check
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

blood clot

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks what are symptons of blood clot
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

usually swelling and sometimes redness and pain

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks I have also noticed white blotching on my lower legs could this be related
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
can you answer my question about white blotching on legs
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Not likely related

sorry about the late reply

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My leg is still painful also would like to know what could cause white blotching of skin on both legs
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

was it checked for a clot?