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Cause for Swollen ankles - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi..
User :   I have swelling on my ankels early morning...
User :   not able to understand why..
Doctor :   What is your age and since how long you have this problem?
User :   Hellooo Doc... u there???
Doctor :   Ok, I can try answering you
Doctor :   Hello
Doctor :   Are you able to see my messages
User :   ya..
User :   i m here..
Doctor :   Please answer me
Doctor :   What is your age and since how long you have this problem?
User :   i m 30..
User :   have been suffering since almost 6 months now..
Doctor :   Do the swelling reduce on walking?
User :   its generally early morning or if i sit at a place for a long time..
Doctor :   How long will it take to subside the swelling
User :   It also pains along with swelling...
Doctor :   Can you tell me upto what extent is the swelling, like till ankles or only toes or above ankles?
User :   its till ankles..
Doctor :   Do you have tiredness at the end of the day?
User :   ya..
Doctor :   Do you have swelling of face?
User :   nopes...
Doctor :   Do you get breathless earlier than a person of your same age
Doctor :   group
User :   not really in fact i do go for treking and long walks too...
Doctor :   Do you see puffiness under the eye lids?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have pale palms than other female or pale face ?
User :   no..
Doctor :   Do you have regular periods?
User :   ya...
Doctor :   How many days do you have them each month? How many pads a day?
User :   ya.. n use around on second n third day 3
Doctor :   Are you sexually active?
User :   yup.. i m married
Doctor :   Were you ever pregnant and have children?
User :   can this be related to weight
User :   no
Doctor :   What is your weight?
User :   i m 5'2 n weigh 59 kgs..
User :   was 52 earlier.. but i guess post this weight gain this has all started.. but not too sure..
Doctor :   Do you have any other problems with your health?
User :   nothing..
Doctor :   Ok, the above description is consistent with a condition called dependent edema, which is not worrisome and sometimes normal too
Doctor :   I suggest you to run few tests after a physical examination by doctor
User :   What is this condition "dependent edema" about
Doctor :   accumulation of fluid in the dependent parts of the body
Doctor :   like legs, lower back when asleep etc
User :   any specific reason for it..
Doctor :   This happens with overweight people, people with anemia, thyroid problems and sometimes no reason
User :   Alright..
Doctor :   You are overweight but 58 kg is not a good reason for a dependent edema as I believe
User :   what kind of tests should i go for
Doctor :   Hemogram, Urine microscopy, Urine Alb, Liver function tests is what I order
Doctor :   When was the last time you visited a doctor?
Doctor :   Since you are at a borderline age, I suggest an yearly examination by doctor as part of general check up
Doctor :   where you can undergo these tests
Doctor :   Did you follow?
User :   had been to a medical examination conduct by HSBC in the month of may..
Doctor :   Were you not ordered the above ones?
Doctor :   Did you raise this problem with the doctor
User :   at that stage it had just started so did not highlight it.. thought it will go on its own..
User :   alright doc..
User :   thanks a lot..
Doctor :   Ok, we have to explore the cause , if we do not find any thing, then the best thing is
Doctor :   using a surgical stockings while you are awake
Doctor :   and removing them while sleeping
Doctor :   Hence get the opinion from a doctor after physical examination
User :   alrighty.. thanks..
Doctor :   and let us decide only after it
User :   will i be able to catch up with u later..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   Bye..
User :   Thanks Again
Doctor :   yes you can ask my name
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   alright...
User :   Bye..
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