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What causes swollen ankles after consuming wine?

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Posted on Fri, 11 Dec 2015
Question: I drank 2 glasses of wine now ankles are swollen . Is this cause for concern? An pre diabetic

I am pre diabetic and over weight
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Answered by Dr. Binu Parameswaran Pillai (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Possibilities. Wine unlikely the cause

Detailed Answer:
Good day,
Swollen ankles is unlikely to be from drinking just 2 glasses of wine. We need to rule out few possibilities. I would suggest to do
1) CBC ( to assess anemia /infection)
2) Serum creatinine, blood urea ( to assess kidney function)
3) Urine protein( to assess kidney function)
4) Liver function tests
5) Thyroid blood profile
6) Uric acid ( gout).
7) ECG and Echo ( to assess heart function)
Besides these, use of certain pills for blood pressure ( amlodipine is one among them) and pain killers can cause swelling in ankle. One other important cause of swelling in ankles at this age is venous insufficiency or varicose veins. A doctor need to examine your legs to assess further.
Regards
Binu
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What causes swollen ankles after consuming wine?

Brief Answer: Possibilities. Wine unlikely the cause Detailed Answer: Good day, Swollen ankles is unlikely to be from drinking just 2 glasses of wine. We need to rule out few possibilities. I would suggest to do 1) CBC ( to assess anemia /infection) 2) Serum creatinine, blood urea ( to assess kidney function) 3) Urine protein( to assess kidney function) 4) Liver function tests 5) Thyroid blood profile 6) Uric acid ( gout). 7) ECG and Echo ( to assess heart function) Besides these, use of certain pills for blood pressure ( amlodipine is one among them) and pain killers can cause swelling in ankle. One other important cause of swelling in ankles at this age is venous insufficiency or varicose veins. A doctor need to examine your legs to assess further. Regards Binu