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I fell over the other day and my ankle swelled up, it

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Hi, I fell over the other day and my ankle swelled up, it stopped hurting after a few minutes so I just ignored it and the swelling was slowly going down after a few days, but this morning I took a short flight and it swelled up really big again, I just wanted to know if this is probably normal feet swelling or if I should be doing something to it? Thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for your question.

I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.

Is the swelling affecting the injured ankle only?

How is the pain?

How many hours flight was it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
only the one ankle is swollen. It's not in any pain but it's a bit stiff and uncomfortable sometimes. The flight was around 30 minutes.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for all the information,
The swelling can be from normal gravity.
The flight duration was also short.
However, as it is affecting one side only & there is some discomfort, I would suggest to take an examination by doctor.

You need to be on the safe side.
He can take a doppler ultrasound to rule out a clot.
I hope this information helps.
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