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My right ancle is slightly swollen. Could it be Edema? since

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my right ancle is slightly swollen. Could it be Edema?
JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: since about 1 year - no accident or injury
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: highish blood pressure (155/90)
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 months ago.

Edema usually bilateral (happens on both sides).

Swelling that happens on one side can be due to a clot in the veins in the leg but that would usually cause swelling not limited to the ankle. It will lead to swelling extending up into the leg as well.

Other causes include bursitis or swelling of the bursa.

An ultrasound of the ankle and leg would likely be able to tell exactly what it is.

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