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My ankles are very swollen; no other symptoms. General

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My ankles are very swollen; no other symptoms. General health excellent. 55 yr old active female.
Could ankles be swollen because of*****up to Michigan?
I drink at least 1/2 to one gallon of water per day. Could this be a kidney problem?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

*****is a long drive.

long drives can increase risks for blood clots which usually cause swelling in one leg and pain.

blood clots in both legs are rare, but possible.

fluid retension, excessive salt intake can cause swelling in both legs

new heart weakness, new kidney problems can cause swelling in both legs.

you need to see a doctor right away and get testing to check for all of the conditions above

do you have a doctor you can see?

or you can go to the ER to see a doctor right away.