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    Old 05-21-2007, 12:37 AM   #1
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    swollen ankles and feet in general

    For a long time now (a couple of years at least) my ankles have been excessively swollen. Each doctor I've been to says its either hereditary and that I should just raise my feet now and then, or one said it was muscle tissue that was swollen and nothing can be done. My feet really ache after walking not too far. Besides my feet aching a lot, it looks unsightly and so I don't like to show my feet. Over the last 6 months the swelling has spread.

    Obviously, I've been told not to eat salt (I don't).

    When I press on the swollen area around the ankle, it does kind of feel like muscle, but why would this be swollen all the time.

     
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    Old 05-21-2007, 07:49 AM   #2
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    Re: swollen ankles and feet in general

    Has any of these docs you have seen actually done any bloodwork on you?if so,what have they checked out?anytime swelling in the ankles is present a basic metabolic study should be done along with kidney and liver panels.just to rule out some possibilities.how have your BPs been?**

     
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    Re: swollen ankles and feet in general

    Thanks for replying. I am totally new to this site and am glad to find somewhere where I can ask health questions before calling my doctor and probably getting the same response (as with other doctors).

    I am making a list of things that people tell me here. I don't recall any BP's done, but the basic blood tests, so that is now going on my list when I call my doctor.

    Many thanks again.

     
    Old 05-21-2007, 09:46 PM   #4
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    Re: swollen ankles and feet in general

    My aunt had problems with her feet swelling for a few months and she had pain as well. It turns out she had mercury poisoning. Make sure the doctor gives you a thourough test.

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    keep me posted carole.

    Ala,just how did she actually get mercury poisioning.its apretty rare type of thing to happen in this day and age now.**

     
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    keep me posted carole.

    Ala,just how did she actually get mercury poisioning.its apretty rare type of thing to happen in this day and age now.**

    Probably too much fish. That's why doctors say don't eat fish or tuna more than a certain amount per week. Mercury is also in cavitiy fillings so who knows.

     
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