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Swollen ankles - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   i have a problem with both my ankles
Doctor :   ya proceed
User :   they appear swollen and have a redness on the skin around has stayed the same for the almost 3 weeks
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   is it swollen throughout whole leg or only in ankles?
User :   only around the ankles
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   so you have pain?
User :   but the redness is spreading a bit even above the ankles
Doctor :   you had any injury or fall?
User :   i do have a lot of pain when I touch it or when my shoe gets pressed against it
Doctor :   is it painful when you touch it?
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   you had any injury or fall?
User :   a heavy box had fallen on the feet before i noticed this
User :   yes,its painful when touched
Doctor :   you got any tests done
Doctor :   like X ray?
User :   i haven't had x-ray on the feet
Doctor :   was the swelling there when it was fallen on your feet that day?
Doctor :   k do you have fever?
User :   the doctor here asked me to give a blood test and chest x-ray
Doctor :   this is a serious case
Doctor :   and needs immediate medical attention
Doctor :   if you can give me 15 min

Doctor :   i will tell you the tests to be done and treatment strategies
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