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(From Aberdeen Evening Express)
Wife's worry over husband
My husband has had swollen ankles for months and now one of them has started to go black and blue. He has angina and an enlarged prostate and takes several types of medication. The doctor has asked for blood tests for his kidneys and reckons the swollen ankles and bruising is due to him standing at work -- he is a joiner. What do you think it is?
Most people will experience swollen ankles at some point in their lives but from your description sounds this is more than a minor problem. Clearly your doctor is looking to exclude any potentially serious cause for ankle swelling. Conditions such as mild heart failure, kidney trouble …