Swollen feet or ankles

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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Conditions

Acute heart failure

Heart failure is a serious condition caused by the heart failing to pump enough blood around the body at the right pressure.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Swollen feet or ankles
  • Fast or shallow breathing
  • Cough which produces mucus
  • Coughing up frothy mucus

More information on Acute heart failure is available here.

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Angioedema

Angioedema is swelling underneath the skin.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Swelling of the face
  • Itchy rash
  • Swollen feet or ankles
  • Swollen lip
  • Abdominal pain

More information on Angioedema is available here.

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Congestive heart failure

Heart failure is a serious condition caused by the heart failing to pump enough blood around the body at the right pressure.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Swollen feet or ankles
  • Shortness of breath when lying flat
  • Unusually tired
  • Cough which produces mucus

More information on Congestive heart failure is available here.

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Henoch-Schönlein purpura

Henoch-Schönlein purpura ("hen-awk shern-line purr-purr-ah") is a rare condition, usually seen in children, that causes blood vessels to become inflamed.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Bruise-like rash
  • Abdominal pain
  • High temperature
  • Pain in more than one joint
  • Painful knee

More information on Henoch-Schönlein purpura is available here.

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Lymphoedema

Lymphoedema is a long-term ( chronic) condition that causes swelling in the body's tissues.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Swollen feet or ankles
  • Leg swelling
  • Red skin of leg
  • Leg pain
  • Arm pain

More information on Lymphoedema is available here.

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Nephrotic syndrome

Nephrotic syndrome occurs when the kidneys do not work properly and leak large amounts of protein into the urine.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Swollen feet or ankles
  • Loss of appetite
  • Gaining weight unintentionally
  • Puffyswollen eyes
  • Leg swelling

More information on Nephrotic syndrome is available here.

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Pre-eclampsia

Pre-eclampsia is a condition that affects some pregnant women, usually during the second half of pregnancy (from around 20 weeks) or soon after their baby is delivered.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Reduced vision
  • Severe headache
  • Swelling of the face
  • Swollen feet or ankles
  • Burning pain in chest or upper abdomen

More information on Pre-eclampsia is available here.

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Varicose veins

Varicose veins are swollen and enlarged veins, usually blue or dark purple in colour.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Swollen purple veins on legs
  • Leg pain
  • Muscle cramp
  • Swollen feet or ankles
  • Leg swelling

More information on Varicose veins is available here.

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Varicose veins of the leg with eczema

Varicose eczema is a type of eczema that affects the legs.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Itchy rash
  • Rash on legs
  • Dry skin
  • Swollen purple veins on legs
  • Swollen feet or ankles

More information on Varicose veins of the leg with eczema is available here.

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Venous Ulcer

A leg ulcer is a long-lasting (chronic) wound on your leg or foot that takes more than six weeks to heal.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Leg ulcer
  • Leg pain
  • Swollen feet or ankles
  • Leg swelling
  • Flaky skin

More information on Venous Ulcer is available here.

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