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Any redness or bruising?
Is it just your ankle that's swollen and not any other part of the leg?
I just need to know if it's only your ankle that's swollen please
There are two possibilities here--
One would be a deep venous thrombosis--a clot in a leg vein
The other would be a nerve root pinch from a disk problem in your lower back
You need to see your doctor as soon as possible and I would get Doppler venous flow studies of the leg and an MRI scan of your lumbar spine
Please let me know if you need any more information
That's possible if it is a disk problem
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