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Ankle swelling

Ankle swelling: Introduction

Ankle swelling: Ankle swelling often from injury or fluid retention. See detailed information below for a list of 107 causes of Ankle swelling, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Ankle swelling:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Ankle swelling. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Ankle swelling:

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Ankle swelling: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Ankle swelling, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Ankle swelling Treatments

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Stories from Users for Ankle swelling

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Message Boards for Ankle swelling

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Ankle swelling or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Ankle swelling:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Ankle swelling. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Noting bruising, swelling, deformity, tenderness and reduced range of movement of ankle
    • Look for nail changes that suggest psoriasis
  • If swelling is due to edema , is it pitting (skin is indented when pressure is applied) or non-pitting - can assist in determining cause of edema.
  • If swelling is due to edema , examine for signs of possible causes - e.g. congestive cardiac failure , liver cirrhosis , nephritic syndrome, deep venous thrombosis , hypothyroidism and varicose veins.
  • Blood tests
  • more tests...»

Ankle swelling: Animations

Medications or substances causing Ankle swelling:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Ankle swelling as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Ankle swelling:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Ankle swelling as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Ankle swelling: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Ankle swelling may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Ankle swelling

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Ankle swelling. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Ankle swelling: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Ankle swelling

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Ankle swelling: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Organs affected by Ankle swelling:

The list of organs typically affected by Ankle swelling may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Ankle swelling

The list below shows some of the causes of Ankle swelling mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Ankle swelling?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Ankle swelling. Of the 107 causes of Ankle swelling that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 10 causes are "common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 4 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 101 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Ankle swelling:

The following list of conditions have 'Ankle swelling' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Ankle swelling Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Ankle swelling based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Ankle swelling?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Ankle swelling, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Ankle swelling:

    Medical Conditions associated with Ankle swelling:

    Swelling symptoms (3730 causes), Leg swelling (576 causes), Ankle symptoms (108 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Foot symptoms (2265 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Joint symptoms (1430 causes), Lower leg symptoms (59 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Skeletal symptoms (4109 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes)

    Symptoms related to Ankle swelling:

    Ankle pain (56 causes), Ankle tingling (11 causes), Ankle symptoms (108 causes), Ankle numbness (14 causes), Swollen leg (576 causes), Swollen foot (423 causes), Foot symptoms (2265 causes), Foot swelling (423 causes), Edema (208 causes), Swelling (3730 causes), Tingling ankle (11 causes), Leg swelling (576 causes), Ankle rash (17 causes), Ankle spasm (15 causes), Ankle weakness (20 causes), Poor circulation (1579 causes), renal failure (115 causes), pedal oedema, diabetes (212 causes), peripheral vascular disease, ankle injury, osteoarthritis (29 causes)

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    Medical News summaries about Ankle swelling

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