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What causes pain and swelling near the ankles?

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Dr. Ilir Sharka

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Posted on Mon, 6 Aug 2018 in Kidney Conditions
Question: Yes I have swelling in both of my ankles and some pain what's going on
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 41 minutes later
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

I would like to know your current therapy and your past medical history.

Ankle swelling could be a sign of increased fluid retention (heart failure, liver or renal disease), as well as other possible disorders like arthritis, chronic venous insufficiency or drug adverse effects (calcium channel blockers may lead to leg and hand swelling).

Coming to this point, I would recommend consulting with your attending physician for a careful physical exam and some tests:

- a resting ECG, a cardiac ultrasound and NT pro BNP levels for heart failure
- liver and renal function tests
- a chest X ray study
- blood electrolytes
- complete blood count, PCR, sedimentation rate for inflammation
- a Doppler ultrasound of the leg vessels.

You should discuss with your doctor on the above tests.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ilir Sharka 28 hours later
I will make an appointment with my family physician .As of this morning the swelling has been decreasing. I will follow up with my family doctor as soon as possible.
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 36 minutes later
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You are welcome!

Detailed Answer:
Hello again!

I remain at your disposal whenever you need!

I would be glad to review all your performed tests for another professional opinion, as soon as you will be able to upload them here on HCM.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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