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What causes my ankles to swell?
- By Matthew Solan, Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch
Q. I only get ankle swelling in the summer. Why is that? Is there any reason to worry about it?
A. New ankle swelling should prompt a call to your doctor. A person can retain fluid for many reasons, including kidney or liver problems, heart conditions, malnutrition, thyroid disorders, and anemia. One swollen ankle may be due to a blood clot or injury.
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