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Pitting Edema After Surgery
2 years agoa day after right mastectomy I felt non pitting edema 3-4 inches below the surgery incision. It is progressive and all over the body. Why?
Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more
Had Acl surgery 4 weeks ago. Today I have pitting edema in shin. No other symptoms. Result of surgery or should I be concerned?
Most likely: It is from the surgery. If you are really concern, you should ask the surgeon about this as well.
DVT: DVT would be very uncommon but certainly not outbid there'll of possibility. DVT typically would not cause s pitting edema but again, it could. I would get it looked at asap especially if you have pain. Risk factors for DVT would include smoking, obesity and sedentary periods after surgery. Get an ultrasound to be sure. Good luck
Had Acl surgery 4 weeks ago. I have pitting edema in shin. No other symptoms. Result of surgery or should I be concerned about DVT?
Surgery: Often swelling will occur below the area that surgery was performed.
Had Acl surgery 4 weeks ago. Today I have pitting edema in shin. No other symptoms. Result of surgery or should I be concerned about DVT?
Yes: Most of the time the edema should be gone by 4 weeks. It's a good idea to get checked for a DVT at this point. The appearance of the edema does not mean you have the DVT for sure, but it should be ruled out.
Mva, 2005. Mult. Surgeries = r ankle fused, w/plates, pins, screws, metal rod to halfway up leg. Why sporadic pitting edema in both legs from standing?
Edema.: Edema in lower extremities comes from interplay of many factors - protein content of blood, hydrostatic pressure induced by gravity, the state of valves in veins, the amount of circulating fluid in bloodstream and the degree of competency of lymphatic system. If any of these - or a combination of these- is a bit off you get swelling. Might expect swelling worse on r but this might not happen.See 2 more doctor answers
Bilateral pitting edema. And veins showing on feet causing this? Had for about a month now. Causes? I am over weight. I just had umbilical surgery 6week
Bilateral edema: Call your doctor or go to ER today. May be due to clots (after surgery), scarring, venous stasis, increased abdominal pressure. (abdominal HTN). Elevate feet, do not wear tight socks. May need diuretic to remove fluid Would also check EF and heart echocardiogram. Check BP. F/u w/doc ER today
Lt ankle tendon surgery 2 weeks ago now pitting edema. What can cause this? Slight redness and warmth on ankle bone.
Mild CRPS after foot fracture and surgery. Symptoms- burning, throbbing pain, pitting edema, foot warm, red, red dots over foot. Options?
Define CRPs: CRP = C reactive Protein? This could be reflex dystrophy (complex regional pain syndrome). You need discuss this with your physician.
Tx Cause: Depends on ethiology. If morbidly obese need to undo morbid obesity. If secondary to congestive heart failure, treat correct failure. If due to venous drainage inssuficiency in leg, anti embolic stockings. Leg elevation higher than right atrium for several hours will diminish leg swelling. Need venous reflux study. If valve on common femoral vein incompetent, axillary valve vein autotransplantSee 1 more doctor answer
Edema: Dependent edema is edema that's distributing according to forces of gravity. If you are standing dependent edema will be in your legs, however if you are in the bed it can be in the sacrum and back. On the other hand pitting edema is the one where if you press on it with your finger you will leave a mark. However this is all semantics and both dependent and pitting edema are signs of volume overlo.
1st find out cause: Before treating a condition, figure out it's cause. In case of swelling in feet/ankles, make sure your kidneys, liver & heart are ok. Ask if any medications might be causing your edema. Make sure you don't have a blood clot in your leg. Amlodipine is notorious for this. Assuming there's nothing wrong, keep your feet propped up. Avoid prolonged standing. Wear support hose. Consider a water pill.See 1 more doctor answer
See below: Here are 2 scales below: 1+ barely detectable impression when finger is pressed into skin. 2+ slight indentation. 15 seconds to rebound 3+ deeper indentation. 30 seconds to rebound. 4+ >30 seconds to rebound. 1+ 2mm depression, barely detectable. Immediate rebound. 2+ 4mm deep pit. A few seconds to rebound. 3+ 6mm deep pit. 10-12 seconds to rebound. 4+ 8mm: very deep >20sec.
Swelling: It means that you have increased swelling in your legs throughout the day. This can happen if you stand on your feet for long hours. Gravity pulls fluid down. Simply taking a break and sitting with your legs elevated can help issues. However, sometimes it can be caused by several other medical conditions so if you have more concerns I would recommend you follow up with a consult.
Different Issues but: No evidence massage promotes health; though may be distracting from other issues. Pitting edema is a result of excess body water due to: CHF, liver or kidney failure/insufficiency, DVT or (rarely) water intoxication due to extremely high intake volumes (eg. >20-30 Liters/day). Obtain assistance worthy of your trust & clear the reasons for the pitting edema else worse outcomes are likely soon.See 1 more doctor answer
A lot of diseases.: Generally, we think of systemic diseases (heart failure, cirrhoss) causing bilateral edema. Those are less likely if it is confined to one leg. Conditions that cause it: - Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot) - Chronic Venous insufficiency - lymphedema (from surgery or trauma)- edema more often nonpitting there are many more, which is why you must see your doctor and have it evaluated.
Pitting edema: It can come from many causes, including heart faikure, liver disease, kidney disease, excessive salt intake and fluid retension. It can also come from lacal condition involving just the affected extremitiy, like varicose veins and thrombophlebitis. You should see your doctor and have him check you.See 1 more doctor answer
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more