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Can lymphedema spread from my arms to other parts of my body

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Yes.: Upper extremity lymphedema most commonly occurs following the treatment of breast cancer, which involves lymph node removal +/- radiation. The entire ... Read More

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Dr. Martha Hidalgo
30 years experience Internal Medicine
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Marquart
17 years experience General Surgery
Yes: If you have been diagnosed with lymphedema than it may explain why your arms feel stiff. However, there are other causes of arm stiffness. Your pcp ca ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes: Arm sleeves are partially effective. They are best at keeping lymphedema from getting worse. Gentle lymphatic massage can help move the fluid out of ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
30 years experience General Surgery
Compression: Commonly, physical therapists can help with massage and compressive wraps, sequential pumps and compressive garments will aid in maintenance. Don't ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
NOT SURE: What your question is! Ask again and include the REASON you received the Prednisone tapers! Dr Z
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
39 years experience Vascular Surgery
Should be covered..: Compression and lymphatic massage are the mainstays of therapy for lymphedema. As lymphedema is a diagnosis of exclusion, make sure you see a vascula ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Not really possible: Lymphedema occurs when there is a compromise of the lymphatic circulation. This third circulation (arteries, veins) carries things too thick to be s ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Compression , enzyme: Compression garment can reduce lymphedema and oral enzymes such as bromelain, serrapetase can be helpful of the area is not sclerotic.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Physical Therapy: Lymphedema may be managed by physical therapists trained in lymphatic drainage. I suggest you contact your primary care physician, surgeon, or local ... Read More

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