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I have swollen ankles and looks like water ozzing out at the…

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I have swollen ankles...

I have swollen ankles and looks like water ozzing out at the ankles.

Doctor's Assistant: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?

Yes a strain to my lower left leg as I was going up some stairs

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Currenty going through pemphgoid treatment with Prednisone for six months. Heart issue with skipping beats.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 7 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Swollen ankles, are likely due to prednisone. It retains water and causes ankle swelling. Thus the fluid ooze.

Following measures are beneficial in decreasing or resolving the swelling:

1) Avoid prolonged standing or walking for long distances in a single stretch.

2) Whenever you sit; keep your legs elevated on a chair or a sofa or stool.Do not hang the legs, otherwise gravity will increase the swelling.

3) Exercises / physical therapy

a) Lie down straight and raise your leg and feet for 10-20 seconds. Repeat this for ten times (twice a day whole set).

b) When you sit; pull the feet towards you for 10-20 seconds. Repeat it for ten times twice a day.

4) Raise leg end of your bed by 6 inches.

Swelling of feet and ankle on both the sides can be associated because of the following reasons;

1) Venous valvular incompetence

2) Obstruction of the lymphatic outflow

3) Dependent edema which can occur because of the prolonged standing or sitting.

4) Congestive heart failure

5) Kidney diseases

6) Protein deficiency

7) Hypothyroidism

8) Anemia

9) Medications

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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