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What Causes Swollen Ankles In A Lupus Patient?

My sister is 82 years old and has swollen feet and ankles. In the last several days they have turned dark blue/purple. They are also cold. She has polyneuropathy and is in a wheel chair. She also has lupus and sojourn disease. I am taking her to the doctor Wednesday but am extremely concerned. She is not diabetic.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014
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Rheumatologist 's  Response
Dear Madam,

Swollen ankle can be due to raynauds phenonmenon and get her renal function checked also .

Dr. Shruti
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Rheumatologist Dr. Dr. Shruti Rijhwani's  Response
Dear Madam,

It can be due to raynauds phenomenon that she is having this problem of swollen ankles and inflammation.

Dr. Shruti
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Rheumatologist Dr. Dr. Shruti Rijhwani's  Response
Dear Madam,

Get her renal functions checked , can be due to raynauds phenomenon also. Take her to the doctor.

Dr. Shruti
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What Causes Swollen Ankles In A Lupus Patient?

Dear Madam, Swollen ankle can be due to raynauds phenonmenon and get her renal function checked also . Dr. Shruti