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Have swollen legs and ankles. What could be the cause?

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I have unusually swollen legs and ankles and most drs can't give me an answer?????
Posted Fri, 8 Nov 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Moustafa Saeed 24 minutes later
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Hi, thank you for your question.

As you have pain with the swelling then arthritis in the ankles or knees could be contributing and giving you pain and swelling.

I will recommend x-ray of both ankles and knees in standing position to see how does your weight affect the joints.

Other option of the swelling could be due to extra fluids in your body but should not give pain. That can be treated with water tablets

Kind regards
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