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Sudden onset of swelling in feet and ankles - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2005
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   4 days ago I noticed that my feet and ankles were very swollen. I elevated my legs and it went away. Last night it did it again, this time with redness and hot to touch. So far, it's only happened at the end of the day. What could be causing this?
Doctor :   may i know your age/gender?
User :   31 Female
Doctor :  
Since when do you have the problem?
User :   It just started on Monday night and has only happened then and last night
Doctor :  
Do you have pain/fever?
User :   not at all
Doctor :  
You need a physical examination done
Doctor :  
to know the cause for the pain.
User :   I can't get into my doctor until December 1st. Should I wait that long or go to an urgent care or something?
Doctor :  
I would not recomment you to wait for that long/

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