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My ankles get swollen but they didn't used to. Either with

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My ankles get swollen but they didn't used to. Either with socks or if sitting and legs down for extended period of time. Why does this happen and is there any way to ore enter it?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Orthopaedics
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Expert:  wieyedoc replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi, no other medicines taken or any other problems. Just angles now get oddly swollen. Then when any socks taken off/lying down, ankles get rid of any swelling. This didn't used to happen so do not understand why it is now. Thank you.
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for that additional information.

There are many, many possible causes for your ankles to swell like that. It may be a problem with your circulation, your lymph flow, your heart, your kidneys, liver etc.

The only way to figure out what is going on would be to have a complete examination and possibly some blood work and specialized testing.

The best place to start is by seeing your GP.

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