Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
156 Doctors are Online

Having swollen ankles. No pain. Suggest

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 2565 Questions
Posted Wed, 12 Jun 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga 2 hours later
Hello and thank you for sending your question.

This is a very good question. There are multiple possible causes of ankle swelling.

One possible cause would be that the veins of your legs are not returning blood back to your heart as efficiently as when you were younger. This can sometimes lead to swelling particularly late in the day.

Another possible cause would be increased in salt in your diet. This would lead to more fluid retention and can cause ankle swelling.

Also I see that you have a history of hypertension. In some cases long-standing hypertension can lead to a situation where the heart becomes congested. When this happens it can lead to a back up of blood flow and this can also cause swelling. In that case sometimes your doctor might consider changing her medication regimen.

I would suggest that if you notice the symptoms are persistent that you discussed this with your primary care physician to talk about possible causes and possible solutions.

Thanks again for sending your question. Please let me know if you have any additional concerns.

Dr. Galamaga
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Doctor Now

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor