A 40-year-old member asked:
Is there any successful treatment for life long lymphedema in the legs?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Ebneranswered
Dermatology 20 years experience
Serial compression: Serial compression wraps to the legs are an effective way to push the fluid slowly out of the legs in cases of lymphedema. This can be a slow process, and wearing the wraps 24 hrs a day can be difficult to tolerate.
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Dr. Vasu Brownanswered
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
CDT: Complex decongestive therapy - at home use a old sock filled with popcorn foam - package foam tie the end of sock use one on top of leg another one in calf area and use ace wrap to keep this in place - will help breakdown fluid and improve edema.
5.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A Verified Doctoranswered
42 years experience
Lymphedema treatment: Unfortunately, if you haven't had surgery and/or radiation, there is a very good chance that the cause of your lymphedema will be impossible to determine. If there is a treatable cause, it should be treated. Otherwise, the treatment is manual lymphatic drainage, compression stockings, decongestion exercises, weight loss (if needed), and intermittent pneumatic compression for life.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Lymphedema in leg - how long does it last?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Albert Malvehyanswered
Phlebology 23 years experience
Weeks to years: Lymphedema may improve substantially with great physical therapy. Find a lymphedema physical therapist and use compression. With luck it will resolve but some cases are persistent.
4.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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