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What causes swelling in ankle and feet?

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Posted on Thu, 21 Jul 2016
Question: hi. igot out of bed yesterday and my ankle an feet or swell like big water balloon and there still like that today.i have nothing different then i been doing i can not get shoes on my feet right now sitting with my feet up
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (57 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
it can be due to high blood pressure or kidney problem

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have studied your case. Conditon which you are having is due to high blood pressure or poor kidney function. I want to know little detail of the illness .
1.Do you have any history of his BP or Kidney problem?
2.Do you have Diabetes or thyroid problem?
3.Do you taking any medication since long time?
Please send me answers of these questions.I will try my best to help you.
thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (14 minutes later)
Hi i have got high bp but no kidney problems i take bp meds been taking for 10 yrs no diebiets or thyroid problem
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
High BP can cause swelling in feet

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have studied your case.High BP can cause load on kidney so that causes fluid retention.That causes dependent edema. I have following suggestions for you.
1.Avoid taking high salt intake.
2.Check your blood pressure, if it is high, then take care of high BP.
3.Please check your blood urea nitrogen,creatinine level and if high then you need to take opinion from nephrologist.
I hope this answer will be useful for you.Let me know if their is any other followup questions.
thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (2 hours later)
do i need to go see a nephrologist i do not have one could u give me a doctor i have 2 insurances
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
you need to get your blood urea test first

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I would suggest you to get blood urea and nitrogen test first to make sure that you need a nephrologist. You can show reports to your physician at first and then if he think you need a nephrologist then he can refer you to best in your locality. It will be good if they know each other so that there will be co ordination in them.
You can send those reports to me also.
thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (11 minutes later)
Ok i need to know where to send the reports i will get a hold of my medical doctor tomorrow
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You can updates reports on this site only

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
you can updates your reports on this site only. I will evaluate them and can offer my advise.
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes swelling in ankle and feet?

Brief Answer: it can be due to high blood pressure or kidney problem Detailed Answer: Hello, I have studied your case. Conditon which you are having is due to high blood pressure or poor kidney function. I want to know little detail of the illness . 1.Do you have any history of his BP or Kidney problem? 2.Do you have Diabetes or thyroid problem? 3.Do you taking any medication since long time? Please send me answers of these questions.I will try my best to help you. thanks