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Can you tell me of any lymph-edema therapist in alabama?

Can you tell me of any lymph-edema therapist in alabama?

Vascular surgeon: I don't know any but if you contact a vascular surgeon you will likely find out . These doctors often have patients with edema ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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My right leg is noticeably larger than my left. It feels heavier than the left leg as well. It gets more fatigued during exercise. Is there any possibility this could be anything other than lymph edema ?

My right leg is noticeably larger than my left.  It feels heavier than the left leg as well. It gets more fatigued during exercise. Is there any possibility this could be anything other than  lymph edema ?

Yes: It could be a blood clot of some type or a blockage of your blood vessels close to where your leg attaches to your pelvis. It's critically important that the source of your symptoms are identified and treated. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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My sister is 54 has been diagnosed with bone marrow edema? Lymph nodes enlarged in chest. Been referred to orthopedics. What dr best for lymph nodes?

My sister is 54 has been diagnosed with bone marrow edema? Lymph nodes enlarged in chest. Been referred to orthopedics. What dr best for lymph nodes?

Need correct terms: Your terms used are not correct or edema or the use of orthopedic doc are not making sense. Need verifications of actual written diagnosis for us to help you in the best. Take care. ...Read more

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Left supraclavic edema, soft and no lymph nodes. No pain, enlarges with valsava, present for >3months. Chest X-ray ok. Getting ultrasound soon, ideas?

Left supraclavic edema, soft and no lymph nodes. No pain, enlarges with valsava, present for >3months. Chest X-ray ok. Getting ultrasound soon, ideas?

R/O LIPOMA: Supraclaviclar enlargement is worisome. You need a full lab work up to rule out lymphoma/lipoma/sarcoidosis. CT SCAN Of chest/Abd/pelvis and a gallium scan. Eventually the area will need to be biopsied to make a pathological diagnosis ...Read more

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Had breast u/s showed multiple fibroadenomas, complex cyst and bilateral axillary lymph nodes enlargement. Painful breast+ arm with edema. Possibly?

Had  breast u/s showed multiple fibroadenomas, complex cyst and bilateral axillary lymph nodes enlargement. Painful breast+ arm with edema. Possibly?

See specialist: You have a "busy" breast and with your young age it is probably dense as well. I highly recommend you find a breast specialist who can review the films and examine you. I have several other posts on Fibroadenoma and Cystic changes (Fibrocystic) that you can review. Good luck. ...Read more

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Wbc 14000, neu at 10000, mono and lymph elevated. Menst cycle extra heavy, low back pain, edema in lower extrem, fatigue-all for 1 yr. What's wrong?

Wbc 14000, neu at 10000, mono and lymph elevated. Menst cycle extra heavy, low back pain, edema in lower extrem, fatigue-all for 1 yr. What's wrong?

Well: It seems someone saw you to examine you since you had an order for bloodwork. You need to go back to doctor for further evaluation. The white blood count is elevated and you need to account for this and then address the issue ...Read more

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How much time for incurable breast cancer that has spread to the bones, the spine and lymph nodes which have caused edema in the arm?

How much time for incurable breast cancer that has spread to the bones, the spine and lymph nodes which have caused edema in the arm?

Possibly long time: One of the sites of metastatic breast cancer that responds to newer chemo drugs is osseous involvement. All depend of course on hormone status of the tumor and whether it is triple negative or responds to herceptin/taxol. I now believe that what is in the nodes such as axilla stay in axilla and if not removed may cause the swelling of the arm. Age here is also a factor. ...Read more

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Creatinine 1.2, anemia, flank pain 2weeks post-pylo, elevated crp, c.t no stones, edema feet & hands, painful lymph. Waiting on urology. Worried. Er?

Here are some ...: Your depicted scenario suggests you got a host of acute & chronic health concerns. So, if you've no fever / chill, less flank pain over time, stable or less edema, no short of breath, you may wait for 3-5 days; if not or not sure, go to ER / urgent care / your urologist for timely attention. But, disregard of who, what, when, and how you are, always practicing low-risk healthy lifestyle.... ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more