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lymphedema symptoms after breast cancer

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience General Surgery
Good : Get good rehab and wear your sleeve. It should improve and get better over time. www.drlugo.com.
Dr. Kenneth Lee
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Can be good: Most lymphedema can be improved with physical therapy/compression. There is a new technique of lymph node transfer that can dramatically improve cert ... Read More
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Lymphedema: There are now new surgical treatments for lymphedema. These was recently discussed at the first international symposium on surgery for lymphedema. Pa ... Read More

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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Not lymph node: There really are no lymph nodes in breast tissue. Bumps in the breast could be from cystic nodule or another breast cancer. I would recommend seeing y ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martha Hidalgo
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Antiviral therapy: There is antiviral therapy to treat shingles and avoid that spreads further.
Dr. Greg Hinson
26 years experience Family Medicine
Secondary infection: Good news is that shingles always follows set patterns. The outbreaks follow the course of a sensory nerve. So, if the outbreak isn't now near the arm ... Read More
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Dr. Joshua Garren
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Rare: Shingles rarely spreads from one area of the body to the next. I do hope that you are under treatment for your shingles, though. Treatment is effectiv ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
A hot tub may: cause some serious skin changes in the radiated area. Radiated tissue becomes hypo-vascular ( much less blood flow) and prone to injury much more so ... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: You don't need to have fever with infection, the other signs of infection are present. You want to see your doctor for examination and Rx medications, ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice : If you had a mastectomy they probably removed the lymph nodes to determine spread. In doing so the drainage system is disrupted. You will develop edem ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Muliple issues: I would suggest that you seek a comprehensive medical evalaution: some GI symptoms may be related; however breast cance, ovarian cysts, kidney diease ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Mass: Almost always a painless mass, unless found on mammogram. Sometimes thickening "orange peel" change in the skin, new retraction of the nipple, dimplin ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
See a doctor: I'm not sure what you mean by 4 symptoms of breast cancer. If you have anything that makes you worried about that disease get to a doctor asap. You ma ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Remote chances: Cancer of breast is very very rare at the age of 19 , and is an unlikely self diagnosis , see your doctor for examination and assurance .

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