Swollen Ankles, 4 doctors, NO ANSWERS!! 
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 Swollen Ankles, 4 doctors, NO ANSWERS!!

Lymphedema or venous insufficiency secondary to incompetent
venous valves (associated with varicose veins) are common
culprits when heart disease, deep venous thrombosis, and low
protein states have been ruled out.

I haven't found diuretics to be particularly worthwhile in either
case.  I usually recommend graded compression stockings.
i.e. support hose fitted at some pharmacies.

Given your level of activity, I wouldn't expect to find major
system disease.

JPS



Sun, 25 Oct 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 Swollen Ankles, 4 doctors, NO ANSWERS!!


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>I am 59 years old, in good health (I run a mile every day and walk
anoter one
>or two) and have been experiencing swelling in the lower leg and
ankles for
>some time now. I have been checked by a cardiologist & passed the
thalium
>stress with flying colors, internist found slightly swollen lymph
nodes which
>caused some concern but were biopsied & found not to be diseased in
any way.
>Other doctors consulted could not provide any answers. One has put me
on a
>mild diuretic which has not helped. The swelling has brought the
capilaries in
> my skin close to the surface so that my legs look rashy now but it's
>definately from the swelling. I have had no change in diet or
lifestyle and
>all {*filter*} tests and screens come back completely normal. I am at a
loss as to
>who to go to or what othert possibilies there are for swollen ankles.
The
>doctors are baffled. Has anyone seen this before and determined the
cause when
>most anything else has been ruled out?

    I get swollen ankles and feet whenever I eat cheese.  My husband
did also.   Any kind of cheese, even cottage cheese.  It was not always
thus, only started a couple of years ago.  So I just don't eat cheese.
Darn - because I really like it.

Ora



Tue, 27 Oct 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 
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