Swollen ankle.

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You mean a swollen ankle is a sign of a blood clot?
Swollen ankle
Swollen ankle can be a sign of blood clot in the femoral vein, aka, femoral vein thrmbosis. Other conditions could also cause swollen ankles, such as:
Venous insufficiency
Heart, liver, or kidney disease
I have swollen ankles. If I stay on feet long, they get bigger .
What you said is expected. Long-standing would make ankle swelling much worse. Elevating your leg when sleeping would reduce the ankle swelling. As for detecting the cause for ankle swelling, you need to see your doctor, because there are just so many causes for ankle swelling, as mentioned above by Marie Wass.