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Alternative Treatments For Lymphedema
Options: The original mainstay treatments are physical therapy and compression devices. Now there is a new surgical technique that can improve a patient's symptoms. Vascularized lymph node transfer- is a microsurgical technique that transfers nodes to an affected area. http://blog.winniepalmerhospital.com/live-surgery-watch-drs-klein-lee-and-feiner-perform-vascular-lymph-node-transfer-vlntx/. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should be covered..: Compression and lymphatic massage are the mainstays of therapy for lymphedema. As lymphedema is a diagnosis of exclusion, make sure you see a vascular specialist and that other causes of swelling have been ruled out. Your therapy should be covered if a specialist makes the diagnosis of lymphedema. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See phlebologist: Secondary lymphedema due to groin dissection, radiation to the pelvis can be evaluated by a phlebologist. Evaluation of the venous system in the legs may be contributing to the swelling/weeping, and fixing this may help. Lymphedema therapist in physical therapy dept can help you. Check out www.Phlebology.Org to find phlebologist for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had circumcision April 2015 and still have mild lymphedema below glans, what treatment is available ? And is it due to malpractice?
Not malpractice: It may take up to a year to return to normal. Seek second oprinion from another urologist ...Read more
Diagnosed w/ lipedema and severe primary lymphedema from hips down.Took over 15 yrs to be diagnosed correctly.New or experimental studies? Treatments?
Have chronic lymphedema on penis 1 year after circumcision, this made me become alcoholic and depressed. Is there really no treatment for lymphedema?
Alcoholism?: Your history says that you do not drink alcohol. In any case, penises are in all shapes and sizes. Continue to see your doc and consider getting a second opinion. A mental health professional can help you w/depression and keeping perspective. AA if you have an alcohol issue. Slow and steady progress. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Yes: Physical therapy is very helpful for lymphedema, especially if the therapist is trained in lymphatic drainage. Physical therapists may do gentle lymphatic massage, wrap or tape the swollen arm, break-up scar tissue and lymphatic cords, and teach you techniques for home care of lymphedema. They may also measure you for a compression sleeve and/or glove. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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