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

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I am an active 71 year old, normal weight, busy day, just noticed puffy large bubbles on side of both ankles
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question,
I’mCustomerand 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?
Customer: replied 2 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: replied 2 years ago.
I noticed after standing for hour this afternoon my ankles hurr
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 2 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.
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