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What is the cause for swollen legs and ankles?

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Posted Sat, 10 Aug 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Pankaj Malhan 1 hour later

Thanks for asking.

Swollen legs and ankles signifies edema feet, which is a medical symptom for a plenty of conditions.

Various causes of edema feet are:

Prolonged standing
varicose veins
anemia or the low hemoglobin
cardiac conditions like heart failure
liver conditions
renal damage- secondary to diabetes

As you can see , there are many reasons for swelling ankles, please let me know if you are suffering from any of these conditions.

you may need to consult your doctor to go for some investigations to reach a diagnosis.

please let me know any follow up questions.

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