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i am suffering from lymphatic obstruction in my bot h calves , which is painfyull. what is its treatment?

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Dr. Kirk Charles
Vascular Surgery 22 years experience
Obstructio: Unfortunately lymphatic obstruction is difficult to treat. Elevation of legs may help but most patients need lymphatic massage therapy. Compression stockings may or may not be helpful. If possible have cause of lymphatic obstruction treated as well.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 42 years experience
Lymphedema: the mainstay of treatment is use of a compression stocking starting from the foot and going up to the area just below the knee. Adjunctive therapies will include manual lymphatic decongestion (MLD) which Provided by physical therapists. Both of these therapies will cause increase in the diameter of collateral lymph channels to allow more rapid fluid re-return back towards the heart.

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Can lymphatic filariasis recur?

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Yes: Filariasis is a tropical disease caused by a parasite that is acquired from the bite of an infected mosquito. Treatment may not completely clear the body of the parasite. Getting bitten by another infected mosquito will start the process anew. Filariasis is not endemic to the United States. Look it up in wikipedia. Interesting disease.
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What is the treatment of lymphatic obstruction?

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What is the treatment for lymphatic filariasis?

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Meds + specialist: Lymphatic filiarisis is a parasitic infection of the lymph system. The parasitic worm is spread by mosquito bites in the tropical areas of asia, africa and other places. The worm blocks the lymph flow which then causes swelling (typically of legs and pelvic areas) treatment includes medication (diethelycarbamazine) and expert help from a lymphedema specialist.
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A 31-year-old male asked:

Is it dangerous to swallow fish bones? I feel an obstruction that comes and goes.

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Dr. Michael Dansie
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No: Unintentional ingestion of a fishbone (fb) is a relatively common clinical problem, especially in populations where unfilleted fish is a delicacy. Fortunately, most of these FBS pass through the gastrointestinal (GI) tract without causing any serious complications. Problems arise when the ingested FBS become impacted at various sites within the GI tract. You should talk with your doctor if problem.
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What can be done about a colon obstruction?

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Dr. Wendell Goins
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Surgery ussually: Colon obstruction can be caused by benign conditions(diverticulitis, volvulus or twisting, constipation, inflamatory bowel didease) or cancer. Sometimes medications or minor procedures can help( atleast temporarily) , surgery is usually required for majority of causes, especially when cancer is associated.

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