• swollen ankles

    Asked by gsusan on Saturday, March 9, 2013

    swollen ankles

    3 Answers from the Community

    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Not sure what you want to know about swollen ankles, but every type of chemo i have been on has caused mine to swell to some degree. In fact I've had 3 Doppler scans since 2010 to verify that I did not have blood clots in my legs. I started taking a low dose of lasix which helped mitigate the issue.

      over 3 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar

      There are a myriad of things which can cause swollen ankles. Assuming your ticker is tick tocking away blythly, a simple possible fix is to brew a tea made of dried corn silk (available at a local herb shop) and drink it down. The stuff absorbs excess uric acid which is often (but not always) the culprit. Certain fish (like herring) are quite high in uric acid. Just one idea. Have you shown your ankles to the doc?

      over 3 years ago
    • gsusan's Avatar

      omg...thank you both. silly me, was trying to search for info on swollen ankles and instead posted it as a two word statement, geepers!! I ended up having to go to the E.R. where they did an ultrasound on my legs to make sure no blood clot. My oncologist insisted since it was the wknd. So for now, elevating legs. I wondered why this happened 6 wks. after last radiation/7 wks. after last chemo tmt. Annnnyyyway...i thank you both. I may try the tea, thanks.

      over 3 years ago

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