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Hi- I have been having swollen ankles off and on for the last month. I'm a 40 year old woman. I notice it the most after a night of drinking or after getting on a flight. I had my liver and kidney's tested 3 months ago and all was normal. Should I be concerned?

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

No recent injuries. Just put my feet up and eventually they get better. Usually over night

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

I'm actually worried about heart failure after reading its a main symptom

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Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 2 months ago

Please provide some additional information.

Do you suffer from redness, tenderness, pain, numbness, bluish discoloration on the legs?

Are you taking any medicines?

Any medical illness?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
No to the first question
Lexapro and Wellbutrin
And none that I’m aware of
Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 2 months ago

Sorry for late reply and inconvenience.
Thanks for the follow-up.
I understand your concern.
As per your description, it indicates dependent edema due to the accumulation of fluid may be under the skin - usually in dependent areas such as the legs due to gravity.

However, you should monitor your blood pressure.

Limit salt consumption.

Do gentle exercises and stretching of the legs.

Avoid prolonged standing, sitting.

If you develop redness, tenderness, pain, numbness, bluish discoloration on the legs then venous insufficiency or peripheral arterial disease should be ruled out.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
One more question. My doctor put me on a testosterone cream. Could that cause it? I stopped using it a week ago but swelling still occurs
Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 2 months ago

Thank you for replying back.

Swollen legs are an uncommon side effect of testosterone cream.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Could it be heart disease? Do I need to get checked?
Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 2 months ago

I understand your worry.

As per your description, if you don't have shortness of breath, chest tightness, history of hypertension, Diabetes, redness, bulging veins in the lower legs then chances of heart disease are slim.

Your symptoms don't indicate an urgent medical attention.

You should evaluate underlying cause on your next appointment with your doctor.

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