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Question: ankles swelling and burning

 chargeit2him - Tue Jun 14, 2005 7:50 pm

my ankles have been swelling up and they have a burning feeling in them. Many years ago I had sprained both of them. Every so often they bother me. I am considered morbidly obese so I am assuming that is what could be bothering me. I am currently having pre op tests for gastric bypass . Are there any other reasons they could be bothering me.
 Shannon Morgan, CMA - Wed Jun 15, 2005 9:41 am

User avatar That is your problem more than likely, but you should get checked for heart disease; it doesn't necessarily mean chest pain. Shortness of breath and fatigue when walking a distace can be a possible sign of congestive heart failure which is different from coronary disease. Are you diabetic by any chance? The tingling could also be possibly neuropathy. You will have both of these tests (bloodwork, chest X-ray) done preoperatively to rule these out.
 chargeit2him - Wed Jun 15, 2005 7:07 pm

Thanks, my mom passed from congestive heart failure. Since I am in the process of testing for my gastric bypass I have been getting things done. Went to the nutritionist the other night and she mentioned that my blood sugar count is a little high. She said something about "pre diabetic" I think the number was 121. I'll get it checked.


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