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Frequent Swollen ankles - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
User :   hi , i always seem to have swollen ankles , i think it's water retention , i do not take contraceptives , my diet is good , moderate in salt and carbohydrates, i drink enough water daily and no bad health conditions , yet it seems to be always there even the days that i fast when i totaly eat nothing but a piece of fruit , some days , the swell in my ankles are very obvious , others are very less obvious but just always there , i'm 5.6 tall and weigh about 115 pounds , what shall i do to make it go away forever ???, i don't remember ever seeing my ankles skinny , never .
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   May i know your age please ?
User :   25
User :   hi , i always seem to have swollen ankles , i think it's water retention , i do not take contraceptives , my diet is good , moderate in salt and carbohydrates, i drink enough water daily and no bad health conditions , yet it seems to be always there even the days that i fast when i totaly eat nothing but a piece of fruit , some days , the swell in my ankles are very obvious , others are very less obvious but just always there , i'm 5.6 tall and weigh about 115 pounds , what shall i do to make it go away forever ???, i don't remember ever seeing my ankles skinny , never .
Doctor :   since hoe long you have noticed it?
User :   forever
Doctor :   do you have any pain ?
User :   noi
Doctor :   or any discomfort
User :   not at all
Doctor :   both ankles swell the same size ?
User :   no , differently , when i fast they're less
Doctor :   it can indicate a vascular problem .
User :   when i sit for awhile , they're bad
Doctor :   do you stand long hours?
User :   no
Doctor :   i suggest you get a doppler scan done
Doctor :   it can be a problem within the valves on the veins, nothing serous
Doctor :   but it better to get it scanned
User :   what shall i take/">
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