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I have very swollen ankles which I am told is due to my veins

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I have very swollen ankles which I am told is due to my veins not working properly. Is there anything Ican do oranyone I can see about this?
Thanks David Boult
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi David. Have you had ultrasound studies of your legs?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
HelloHi, the answer is a vascular specialist. Treatment is weight loss, diet, walking and compression stockings.If it is very bad, there are surgical procedures, usually as a last resort.If you have the diagnosis, I assume an ultrasound has been done, but this does not always show bad veins, in which case you need a venogram.Swelling in the ankles can also be fromthyroid diseaseheart diseasekidney diseaseliver diseaselymph diseaseI am a double board certified US doctor.Let me know if you have more questions.Please click a positive rating on this post.