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.

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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. Read more...
ACL SURGERY/DVT. Any knee and hip surgery always carries an increased rink to develop DVT. Edema following knee surgery is very common. If worried about DVT then a venous duplex ultrasound of the extremity should be done as this is the gold standard to make a diagnosis of DVT between the groin and lower calf. Read more...

Had Acl surgery 4 wks ago. I have pitting edema in my shin. Result of surgery or concern for DVT?

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. Read more...
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Pitting edema, very bad in one shin and slight to nothing in other, traceprotein, GFR 94, alt:57, ast:39, alk:61 bb total:1.7, PLT 130, cr: 0.9, INR 1.1, -chf, -dvt, +hbp, +dm, what is causing this?

Venous Compression. Pressure on the vein draining the leg of the side involved is another possibility. There may be extrinsic (outside of the vein) pressure from something like a fibroid on an iliac vein. Sometimes a crossing artery can compress the vein. If the edema is persistent a ct of the abdomen and pelvis may show the cause. Read more...
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