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Ankles, feet swollen. All tests normal. Reason for swelling? ankles and feet are swollen.i went to india 6 months back.i am born and brought up in india and lives in london for 5 years.last july, i went to india.after 15 days, i noticed my foot swollen very much.especiaaly ankles.left ankle was more swollen than right.i consulted kidney specialist.i had my blood,urine tests and also heart sonography .all were normal according to the doctor.the doctor gave reason was HORMONAL CHANGES.when i arrive in uk, in november.soon ithe swelling started going, my left ankle is a bit swollen,right one is normal.what could be the reason?please help.
Asked On : Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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Your problem of swollen ankles and feet have various possibilities like some very normal things such as excess salt intake, menstruation (due to hormonal changes) and pregnancy or could be due to collection and trapping of fluid (fluid retention) in lower legs because of some dysfunction with organs like kidneys, heart, liver etc. But, as you have undergone blood, urine tests and also heart sonography, these might have been excluded. It may also be due to formation of blood clots in the the blood vessels (deep veins) of legs obstructing blood flow into the heart called deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Usually, this is caused by prolonged sitting or standing. This can be diagnosed with investigations like Doppler Ultrasound. If neglected there may be complications like embolism.

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Answered: Wed, 19 Jun 2013
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