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Sore and swollen ankle - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   Hello Im a 30 year old female in very good health. 2 weeks ago the bones on my ankles (both sides) was a bit sore. I though it would go away but now my akles are extremely sore and swollen. They are hard swollen, not like edema, and I really don't have any other symptoms. I have not had an injury and have went to the doctor and they seemed very confused. \                                                                 
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
User :   so basically I have hard bilateral swelling of the ankles, no injury, the rest of my foot is also swollen, pain in the ankle.
Doctor :   ok. have you taken x-ray for the swelling?
User :   no
Doctor :   was there any history of injury?
User :   never any injury of either ankles
Doctor :   ok. is there redness, and pain associated?
User :   had lab tests done but no results yet
Doctor :   if you press on the swelling, does it form a dimple where you pressed?
User :   no redness but yes pain with walking, mostly because of the swollenness of the ankle and heal I think
Doctor :   do you have diabetes, or high blood pressure or liver problems?
User :   It doesn not dimple where I press
User :   No high BP or liver problems
User :   Im very health
User :   healthy wt
Doctor :   get blood tests done that includes CBC, Liver function test, urine analysis, and an examination of ankles with x-ray
Doctor :   to find out what is exactly happening to you
User :   sounds good
Doctor :   such that definitive treatment can be started
User :   I just need the x-ray and waiting on the other test
Doctor :   ok
User :   any ideas?? of what it can be
Doctor :   since I am not examining you personally, I would not be able to tell you exact diagnosis
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