Ankle swelling

Compression Stockings . 6 answers . 2 years ago

Im wearing comprehension stockings for bilateral ankle swelling that began 3 months ago and only have a varicose vein in the left leg. My vascular surgeon doesn't think the surgery will reduce the swelling in the affected leg. What to do?

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2 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

I would get another opinion but if the swelling is in both legs and you only have swelling in one leg he may be correct. You need to have a venous ultrasound done in the standing position to see if you have any reflux in the saphenous veins.
David A. Engleman M.D.

2 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

I would get another opinion but if the swelling is in both legs and you only have swelling in one leg he may be correct. You need to have a venous ultrasound done in the standing position to see if you have any reflux in the saphenous veins.
David A. Engleman M.D.


2 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

He is probably correct if he has done all the ultrasound studies. Not all swelling can be resolved even if underlying venous insufficiency is corrected. I would recommend you follow up with your primary care doctor and wear compression.
Norman N Bein MD FACS RVT

2 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

He is probably correct if he has done all the ultrasound studies. Not all swelling can be resolved even if underlying venous insufficiency is corrected. I would recommend you follow up with your primary care doctor and wear compression.
Norman N Bein MD FACS RVT


2 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

Get a second opinion.

2 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

Get a second opinion.


2 years ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

You should have a vein specialist, ideally Board Certified in Phlebology (Vein Diseases) look at that. You should also have a Cardiologist look at you. Ankle swelling might be caused by vein problems, blood pressure problems, heart problems, medications side effects, etc. You need a more thorough evaluation than just a vascular surgeon expert opinion.
Rodolfo D. Farhy, MD, FACC, FAHA

2 years ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

You should have a vein specialist, ideally Board Certified in Phlebology (Vein Diseases) look at that. You should also have a Cardiologist look at you. Ankle swelling might be caused by vein problems, blood pressure problems, heart problems, medications side effects, etc. You need a more thorough evaluation than just a vascular surgeon expert opinion.
Rodolfo D. Farhy, MD, FACC, FAHA


2 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Bilateral ankle swelling may may have many causes. You need an evaluation to determine the reason for the swelling before proceeding with an ablation procedure.

2 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Bilateral ankle swelling may may have many causes. You need an evaluation to determine the reason for the swelling before proceeding with an ablation procedure.


2 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

Swelling may be caused by venous insufficiency in the leg but not likely the cause of swelling in an unaffected leg. Bilateral ankle swelling may may have many causes. You need an evaluation to determine the reason for the swelling before proceeding with an ablation procedure. The swelling could caused medical conditions such as kidney, liver or heart problems. It also may be caused by trouble moving fluid out of tissues, which is called lymphedema. All of these conditions should be investigated.

2 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

Swelling may be caused by venous insufficiency in the leg but not likely the cause of swelling in an unaffected leg. Bilateral ankle swelling may may have many causes. You need an evaluation to determine the reason for the swelling before proceeding with an ablation procedure. The swelling could caused medical conditions such as kidney, liver or heart problems. It also may be caused by trouble moving fluid out of tissues, which is called lymphedema. All of these conditions should be investigated.


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