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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
25 years experience General Surgery
Surgeon/radiologist: Could also see a message therapist if there is no venous valvular insufficiency that needs correction.
Dr. Eric Lullove
19 years experience Podiatry
A few: Cardiologits, vascular surgeons and podiatrists are able to treat lymphedema of the lower leg.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
47 years experience Breast Surgery
It is treatable: Lymphedema can be treated but usually not completely cured. Long term treatment measures needed. An expert physical therapist can be very helpful. Ple ... Read More
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
42 years experience Vascular Surgery
Lymphedema: I would investigate the topic on the Internet, as there are numerous patient focused websites dealing with this issue.
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Lymphedema: There are well trained and medically supervised lymphedema therapists who can help. They wrap the area(s) and use machines to pump the fluid. Please ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery Dormu
23 years experience Vascular Surgery
Lymphedema: Vascular surgeons address all diseases of the arteries, veins and lymphatic system. If you believe you have an issue such as lymphedema, see a vascul ... Read More
Dr. John Landi
47 years experience Phlebology
Several options: Lymphedema can have multiple causes and is not always easy to determine the reason for it. You should have a full evaluation by a md trained in this ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Lymph edema : If that's the dx, it's treated with compression hose. Your fp should be able to handle for you.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
23 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: If you have swelling that is more than usual and is not going away, then a trip to the primary physician makes sense. There are many reasons people de ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Breast Surgeon: The best way to treat lymphedema is by compression therapy performed by a specially-trained physical therapist. Any doctor can refer you to a physica ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
40 years experience Vascular Surgery
Vascular specialist: 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
35 years experience Wound care
Lymphedema: Lymphedema is usually not an emergency as it is progressive and rarely requires emergent care. The typical er physician is not expert, per se, in this ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
There is a society: dedicated to this problem. See what resources they can provide for you. https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://lipedemaproject.org/wp-content/upl ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Not contagious: Lymphedema itself is not contagious, but sometimes might be caused by an infection. Some doctors always wear gloves for all exams. I suggest you ask t ... Read More
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