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I was wondering what would cause my ankles to swell, if I

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Hi there, I was wondering what would cause my ankles to swell , if I set for very long with my feet down my ankles get real tight and they swell I watch my sodium I cannot have have any salt because I deal with vertigo is this something I should be concerned about
JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: for about a month now , I made a trip to Missouri and I had my feet down the whole time , and this is the first time my feet and ankles have swollen like this
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: not really ,
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  DrRussMd replied 2 months ago.

Yes you should be concerned.

The first possibilities is bad veins in the legs. You need a special ultrasound to see if this is the case. If so, treatment is walking, compression stockings....

Also, this can be from

thyroid disease

heart disease

kidney disease

These need to be ruled out.

See your doctor with this list.

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