• In the last week I have noticed some ankle swelling. I'm also taking pancreatic enzymes. Could there be a connection? Has anyone else exp

    Asked by Blue on Friday, April 26, 2013

    In the last week I have noticed some ankle swelling. I'm also taking pancreatic enzymes. Could there be a connection? Has anyone else exp

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    • FreeBird's Avatar
      FreeBird

      Hi Blue. I have not heard of that connection. My dad did not take enzymes, but I know exactly what you're talking about. I don't know enough about it. I would ask the pancreatic cancer action network pancan.org

      He did however, and still does experience ankle swelling. There are a number of things that could be going on here, so it's worth mentioning it to your doctor. Is it in both legs? How are you eating? Are you experiencing a weight gain?

      Two remedies for dad-- first is elevating his legs above the level of the heart when he's sitting or laying. Second, if the swelling gets too bad, they prescribe a diuretic. He was holding quite a lot of water recently.

      almost 4 years ago
    • anskysue's Avatar
      anskysue

      I am not taking enzymes but ended up with really swollen ankles after round 7 of chemo. The oncologist thought it might be toxicity from the chemo. She put me on a water pill and I lost 12 lbs in a week. Ankles are back to normal now :)

      almost 4 years ago
    • JMS's Avatar
      JMS

      Hi Blue - I have been taking the pancreatic enzymes (Creon) and have also experienced the swelling, though I'm not sure that there is a connection. I also experience the swelling starting at the ankle and moving up to about my knee, but only in one leg. Like some of the other respondants, I suspect prolonged effects from chemo might be responsible. Elevating my leg and periodically taking diuretics helps for a while. I also had a sonogram on my leg just to check to be sure the swelling wasn't caused by a blood clot. Don't yet have the results back from that, but will pass the information along when I have it. Regards, JMS

      almost 4 years ago

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