Health

Ask health experts and get answers to your health question ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I am an active 71 year old, normal weight, busy day, just…

Customer Question
I am an active 71...
I am an active 71 year old, normal weight, busy day, just noticed puffy large bubbles on side of both ankles
Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Health
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Health Question
Answered in 4 minutes by:
6/20/2015
Health Professional: Dr. Saha, Doctor (MD) replied 3 years ago
Dr. Saha
Dr. Saha, Doctor (MD)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 18,008
Experience: 35 years of experience
Verified
Hello,
Thank you for your question,
I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.
Do you have any itching, pain?
How large are the bubbles? How many are there?
Did you have contact with anything?
Ask Your Own Health Question
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
There is no itching or pain- there is a two inch wide squishy bubble just below both ankles- I have had no contact with anything. I drink lots of waterman dad's no salt
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I noticed after standing for hour this afternoon my ankles hurr
Health Professional: Dr. Saha, Doctor (MD) replied 3 years ago
Thank you for the information,
There can be a few possibilities.
There can be collection of fluid from prolonged standing.
Heart disease, kidney or liver disorders can cause fluid accumulation there.
But these usually cause painless accumulation of fluid.
Clot in leg veins can cause it.
Arthritis, contact with an irritant can cause such swelling too.
Those can cause pain.
I would suggest to take an examination by doctor.
Please keep the leg at rest & elevated.
You can apply ice wrapped in towel.
Tylenol can be taken for pain.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
If you are satisfied, please rate my answer as good or excellent.
Regards.
Ask Your Own Health Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a health professionalLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Saha Your Own Question
Dr. Saha
Dr. Saha
Dr. Saha, Doctor (MD)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 18,008
18,008 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 35 years of experience

Dr. Saha is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!!

Janet VPhoenix, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor (MD)

5,660 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Doctor

102 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Doctor (MD)

5,096 satisfied customers

Practice Director

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Doctor (MD)

19,863 satisfied customers

MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine

Dr. Chip

Dr. Chip

Doctor (MD)

14,266 satisfied customers

Over 20 yrs of Family Practice

Dr. Mark

Dr. Mark

Doctor (MD)

6,253 satisfied customers

U.S. Physician/Surgeon in Neurosurgery

Dr. Gupta

Dr. Gupta

Doctor (MD)

5,053 satisfied customers

Vastly experienced MD Physician with 19 years of experience.

< Previous | Next >

Related Health Questions
Swollen supraclavicular right lymph node this morning. Just
swollen supraclavicular right lymph node this morning. … read more
Dr. Saha
Dr. Saha
Doctor (MD)
Doctoral Degree
18,008 satisfied customers
48 year old male, do regular cardio etc exercise. On
48 year old male, do regular cardio etc exercise. On vacation in Hawaii. Last couple nights when take my shoes off have noticed the tops of my feet are puffy. I am quite slim, & the tendons on top of … read more
physician123
physician123
Senior Consultant
Master's Degree
716 satisfied customers
In mid May of this year I started to struggle with
In mid May of this year I started to struggle with lightheadedness, nauseous, and extreme exhaustion. After several test my nutritionist suggested that I try and gluten free diet for a week as a last … read more
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar
Consultant Gynecologist
MBBS. MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology
3,721 satisfied customers
Is it possible to have the symptoms of Diabetes - puffy
Is it possible to have the symptoms of Diabetes - puffy itching feet, ankles etc etc more or less anoying foot syndrome- without blood tests confirming diabetes ?… read more
Dr. Saha
Dr. Saha
Doctor (MD)
Doctoral Degree
18,008 satisfied customers
I am a 71 year old male.....I take one low dose asprin a
I am a 71 year old male.....I take one low dose asprin a day. Now I need something to take for some slight stiffness in my joints..... I am still very active...18 holes of golf a couple times a week, … read more
Dr. Saha
Dr. Saha
Doctor (MD)
Doctoral Degree
18,008 satisfied customers
I am a 79yr old female with raised blood pressure. For 6 yrs
I am a 79yr old female with raised blood pressure. For 6 yrs I have been taking Bendrofluazide 2.5 and now my doctor has added Amlodipine 5mg. Since starting the Amlodipine 5 weeks ago my BP has gone … read more
Dr Abby
Dr Abby
Family Physician
MD
3 satisfied customers
I have just had a private liver test done. My ALT level is
I have just had a private liver test done. My ALT level is 10, but my AST level is 71. I am 34 years old. What does this mean?… read more
Pediatrician
Pediatrician
Gastroenterologist/Pediatrician
Doctoral Degree
1,032 satisfied customers
What could be causing my ankles to swell? I just started my
What could be causing my ankles to swell? I just started my own home bases business and I find myself sitting at the computet longer than the usual. When I get up my ankles are so puffy...like someone… read more
Dr SS
Dr SS
Doctoral Degree
12,327 satisfied customers
My question is 2 part. My 73 year old father has had A-fib
Hi. My question is 2 part. My 73 year old father has had A-fib for many years and is taking coumadin. Recently, he began to have severe swelling and discoloration in his legs, which makes it difficult… read more
Susanne
Susanne
Registered Nurse, Critical Care Unit
Associate Degree
297 satisfied customers
I have a puffy right ankle (not sprained) for a few weeks.
I have a puffy right ankle (not sprained) for a few weeks. It gets real puffy when I wear long socks but less puffy when wearing either ankle socks or no socks at all. It does not hurt at all.… read more
Dr. Saha
Dr. Saha
Doctor (MD)
Doctoral Degree
18,008 satisfied customers
What condition would cause me to get swollen and painfull
What condition would cause me to get swollen and painfull feet and irritable skin ? I am a 43 year old male and not overweight, do not smoke or drink much and have an active lifestyle ?… read more
CindyLuMO
CindyLuMO
Disabled RN, Park Naturalist
Bachelor's Degree
120 satisfied customers
My right ankle swells alot the inside ankle is very tender
HI, my right ankle swells alot the inside ankle is very tender to touch,very painful,can't put to much presure on it. I had no injury no bug bites this started 3wks ago slowly it has gotten worse. rig… read more
Andy R
Andy R
Consultant
Doctoral Degree
476 satisfied customers
Hands and wrist feel like they swell within about 40 mins.
Hands and wrist feel like they swell within about 40 mins. of playing basket ball. It really affects my shot and ball handling. My hands feel very puffy. I am 51 years old. Height 6"1 weight 182 lbs. … read more
A. Pappa
A. Pappa
Doctoral Degree
20 satisfied customers
I am a 60 year old elementary teach.. Today progressed
I am a 60 year old elementary teach.. Today progressed normally except around 12: noon, I noticed my left ankle was sore. I looked at it and saw a little area that looked like an irritation almost a s… read more
V. Yetimyan   M.D.
V. Yetimyan M.D.
Physician
M.D.
1,286 satisfied customers
Im 71/2 mo to 8mo pregnant. I fell off a stool backwards
im 71/2 mo to 8mo pregnant. I fell off a stool backwards with my 1 year old and hit my side and back and im not sure if she hit her head but shes crying off and on. and my head ankle and hand hurts. w… read more
Family Physician
Family Physician
Doctor (MD)
Doctoral Degree
5,660 satisfied customers
I am a 66 year old male, 6' tall, 175, congestive heart
I am a 66 year old male, 6' tall, 175, congestive heart failure diagnosed 1997/2000. Remain active socially, golfing, working, yard, etc. Two weeks ago, feet began to swell.large. Across the instep, h… read more
V. Yetimyan   M.D.
V. Yetimyan M.D.
Physician
M.D.
1,286 satisfied customers
Recently took a trip - drove 12 hours south of my home in
Recently took a trip - drove 12 hours south of my home in the north - my ankles became quite swollen after the trip. During my 7 day stay they decreased in size - one almost back to normal other still… read more
V. Yetimyan   M.D.
V. Yetimyan M.D.
Physician
M.D.
1,286 satisfied customers
43 year old male..........noticed in last 3 weeks ankles are
43 year old male..........noticed in last 3 weeks ankles are starting to swell in both feet. Feet somewhat also...........I am overwight 6' 250 lbs. and eat alot of salty foods and drink sodas///5 per… read more
Deborah
Deborah
Nurse Practitioner
1,896 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x