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i was born with lymphedema in just my right foot. my sister and i both had surgery. will that be permanent in getting rid of my lymphedema?

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Dr. Ted King
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Probably not: Unfortunately, lymphedema is a chronic lifelong problem that can be controlled but probably never cured. The new micro surgical techniques are showing some promise but they aren't likely to be a cure either. They are simply an additional treatment tool.

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