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What does right ankle swelling

The Ultra- sonogram Report of Right ankle states - The Swelling in the medial aspect of the right ankle is cystic in nature.The swelling is compressible indicates venous channel.Color Doppler study shows blood flow within the swelling,but no thrombus noted. Its increasing very slowly year by year ,it was half the size about 1.5 years back,its not giving me any kind of pain,will i need to do any kind of operation ?? what do u suggest me to do about it ?? i am in serious worry about it please help me !! What does this mean ? And what shall i do ?
Asked On : Sat, 18 Jun 2011
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You probably have Varicose veins. It is a permanent dilatation of the veins due to chronic stasis which can occur due to prolonged standing as one of the causes. Is this swelling on both legs or just one. The other possible diagnosis can be a Venous malformation. Both these can cause swellings in the area. The wall of the vein is weak which is why the swelling is increasing. It would be best to get it treated otherwise relatively minor trauma can cause a huge blood loss which won't stop if the vein is damaged. You can approach a surgeon who will be able to remove this damaged vein by very small skin incisions all done under anaesthesia. Nothing to worry.
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