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Dr. Ted King
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Lymphedema (Definition)

Lymphedema is a medical condition in which the tiny amount fluid and protein that normally seeps out of blood vessels as it flows by cells cannot be returned to the blood vessels due to abnormalities in the lymph system, or the collecting ducts ...Read more


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Is there a relationship between metal implants and lymphedema?

Is there a relationship between metal implants and lymphedema?

Secondary relations: Lymphedema occurs when there's compromise of the lymphatic circulation. This third circulation (arteries, veins) carries things too thick to be safely carried in arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. It is propelled along by normal body movements but contains a thick material called lymph. Blockage from surgery can cause back up but unlikely the implant itself. ...Read more

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Is there any relationship between tropics and lymphedema?

Filariasis: In tropics, filariasis is the most common cause of lymphedema. Filariasis is the direct infestation of lymph nodes by the parasite wuchereria bancrofti. The disease is spread among persons by mosquitoes, and affects millions of people in the tropics and sub-tropics of asia, africa, western pacific, and parts of central and south america. Infestation by the parasite damages the lymph system. ...Read more

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What is the relationship of hepatosplenic t-cell lymphoma and low lymphocyte levels in the blood?

What is the relationship of hepatosplenic t-cell lymphoma and low lymphocyte levels in the blood?

Retained in spleen: The spleen can be quite large and contain really high numbers of malignant lymphocytes. In these cases, both normal and malignant lymphocytes can be low in the peripheral blood. ...Read more

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Is there any connection between venous stasis disease and lymphedema?

Phlebolymphedema: There is such a close connection between veins and lymphatic channels that many feel it is impossible to have venous insufficiency and not have the lymphatics be affected--at least a little--and probably vice versa. It is possible though to have lymphedema with essentially no venous insufficiency. It is also possible to have both, treat the veins, and have no effect on swelling. ...Read more

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How does lymphedema usually begin?

Swelling: Typically after an injury (and surgery can be considered an injury) the lymphatics can become damaged and the limb can swell. ...Read more

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Could you tell me anything about lymphedema?

Could you tell me anything about lymphedema?

Lymphedema: Lymphedema is a chronic medical condition that requires daily care and attention. This is no different than a multitude of other medical problems like high blood pressure and diabetes. There are specialists in lymphedema that you should seek out. For example, many physical therapists specialize in the treatment (control) of lymphedema. Treatments include compression wraps. ...Read more

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Can there be a permanent solution to lymphedema?

Not likely: Unfortunately, lymphedema is a chronic lifelong problem that can be controlled but probably never cured. There are some new micro surgical techniques that are showing some promise but they aren't a cure either. They are simply an additional treatment tool. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Thompson
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Lymphoma (Definition)

Lymphoma is cancer of the lymph system, which is an infection fighting collection of nodes of lymph tissue populated by white blood cells and ducts that drain excess fluid. The system ...Read more