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I have a lymphedema in my left leg for so long and now I had a very seviour pain in back side of my left knee its spreads in all leg I cant walk?

I have a lymphedema in my left leg for so long and now I had a very seviour pain in back side of my left knee its spreads in all leg I cant walk?

Exam needed: Because of the possibility of a blood clot causing the pain, it is important that you be examined and have an ultrasound performed. Uncomplicated lymphedema shouldn't cause pain or tenderness. Other possibilities include a muscle injury or ruptured Baker's cyst. ...Read more

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Lymphedema (Definition)

The lymph channels work to return fluid from the lower extremities back towards the heart, and filter out bacteria. If the lymph channels and not functioning appropriately swelling of the affected limb is most common presentation. The swelling usually occurs during daily activities and improves with leg elevation. In order to prevent swellingUse a compression ...Read more


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About lymphedema, thighs only, after skin reduction surgery: medical graduated thigh-high stockings don't compress above the knee; they only cling.?

Lymphedema specialis: You really need to go to a lymphedema specialist who will be a physical therapist with extra training who can fit with appropriate compression garments, teach massage techniques and excercises and recommend any newer technology that may help in your situation. You should get a referral from your doctor and insurance may cover some of it. ...Read more

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Swelling on the inner side of my knee, no injury and sometimes upper leg pain had ultrasound done vains r fine could it be lymphedema?

Swelling on the inner side of my knee, no injury and sometimes upper leg pain had ultrasound done vains r fine could it be lymphedema?

Probably not: If at the joint line a cyst from the medial meniscus can do this. This can occur wth meniscal tears. Other possibilities include a lipoma in the skin and, rarely, muscle herniation through a defect in the tissues surrounding muscle. Mri may help sort this out. ...Read more

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Swollen hands face and knees, lymphodema, low body temp, hot red skin, & headache every night. What could cause this? I also have asthma & raynauds.

Swollen hands face and knees, lymphodema, low body temp, hot red skin, & headache every night. What could cause this? I also have asthma & raynauds.

Thyroid?: I'd get a battery of general tests - complete blood count, comprehensive metabolic profile, and thyroid to begin with. Also, compliment those with a physical exam by a medical professional. ...Read more

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What are the first signs and symptoms of leg lymphedema?

What are the first signs and symptoms of leg lymphedema?

Swelling: Generally swelling but heaviness or fullness or achy type pain can also occur. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me first usual signs and symptoms of leg lymphedema?

Can you please tell me first usual signs and symptoms of leg lymphedema?

Lymphedrma: The most common cause of lymphedema is having surgery of that extremity where the lymph nodes were disturbed. Please see a certified lymphedema therapist as well as a physician to help further evaluate the lymphedema. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had lymphedema in my right leg for about 3 years now but I don't understand why?

What to do if I have had lymphedema in my right leg for about 3 years now but I don't understand why?

Reduce Swelling: Lymphedema is due to increased back pressure in either the lymphatic or venous systems or a combination of both. It can occur in any extremity and most commonly in the legs. The goal of treatment is to reduce the pressure by several modalities-elevation, compression stockings or bandages, lymphedema massage and sequential segmental pumps. Unfortunately, lymphedema is a chronic condition. ...Read more

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Lymphedema in leg - how long does it last?

True lymphedema is: Typically a permanent condition that requires daily control with compression therapy. Many times swelling or edema is called lymphedema when it is not truly the case. See a lymphedema specialist if diagnosis is not certain. ...Read more

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What should I expect to pay for a lymphedema pump for my leg?

right diagnosis: Most importantly is to confirm that it is lymphedema, a diagnosis that is often confused with chronic venous disease. A certified lymphedema therapist and physician trained in lymphedema should confirm your diagnosis especially before you pay such a large sum. If you indeed have lymphedema, your insurance company will pay for the appropriate pump. ...Read more

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I have lymphedema in my lower right leg. Is surgery an option?

I have lymphedema in my lower right leg. Is surgery an option?

Lymphedema: There's no cure for lymphedema. Treatment focuses on reducing the swelling and controlling the pain. Lymphedema treatments include: exercise, wrapping your leg, massage, pneumatic compression and compression garments. ...Read more

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My sister-in-law has been diagnosed with lymphedema in her right leg. What can I do to help?

My sister-in-law has been diagnosed with lymphedema in her right leg. What can I do to help?

Lymphedema: Get evaluated
treatment includes compression stockings
manual lymphatic decongestion
lymphedema pump
read internet sites that are patient driven with regards to lymphedema ...Read more

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I wear compression socks for lymphedema. I stand for 8 hours per day. My leg hurts. What can I use to help prevent the hurt?

I wear compression socks for lymphedema. I stand for 8 hours per day. My leg hurts. What can I use to help prevent the hurt?

Compression pump: Lymphedema is chronic condition that is tough to manage. The basic involve good stockings adequate compression strength durability & fitted properly stockings & home message and breathing exercises. Next step involves intermittent sequential compression pump to remove excess swelling the first steps haven't removed. Make sure the basic are covered. Weight loss may help. Don't get discouraged! ...Read more

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What kind of doctor would treat lymphedema of the lower leg?

What kind of doctor would treat lymphedema of the lower leg?

Surgeon/radiologist: Could also see a message therapist if there is no venous valvular insufficiency that needs correction. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment /care for weeping leg lymphedema following cancer treatment?

What is the best treatment /care for weeping leg lymphedema following cancer treatment?

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 more

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Please help docs! Where can I get financial assistance to buy a lymphedema pump for my leg?

Please help docs! Where can I get financial assistance to buy a lymphedema pump for my leg?

Not hard to do: You need to find a lymphedema specialist, someone who has completed a 145 hour training course and who is a certified lymphedema therapist (clt). They are trained to treat it, and also help you identify specific needs and also help you obtain them. This requires expertise so make sure they are certified and with experience. ...Read more

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My dad suffers from leg lymphedema with open wounds. My mom unwrapped his bandages, found maggots. They should contact his md immediately, correct?

My dad suffers from leg lymphedema with open wounds. My mom unwrapped his bandages, found maggots. They should contact his md immediately, correct?

Yes!: Yes, you should contact the doctor. Yet, know that most infestations with maggots are not a problem, and might even be helpful by cleaning out the wound. Still, wild type maggots are not "clean" and should be removed. The real reason for contacting the doctor is because what attracted the maggots in the first place is likely an infection or wound. The doctor should check it out and treat it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a breast reduction if I suffer from lymphedema in the leg?

Is it safe to have a breast reduction if I suffer from lymphedema in the leg?

Yes: Breast reduction surgery usually does not include removal of the lymph nodes in the arm pit and should not cause arm lymphedema. The leg lymphedema is a separate issue and is best treated with compression socks. ...Read more

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Can pain from cellulitis linger? Hospital for 2 days, IV antibiotics, 10 days oral. Lymphedema in left leg. Site of cellulitis. Mild pain remains

Can pain from cellulitis linger? Hospital for 2 days, IV antibiotics, 10 days oral. Lymphedema in left leg. Site of cellulitis. Mild pain remains

Pain and cellulitis: Pain can linger on even after treatment begins for cellulitis. IV antibiotics, rest and elevation will help the pain. If the pain persists, ask for an anti inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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Pelvic aching/swelling 1 yr after total hysterectomy. Just started 3 months ago. More swelling from sitting than standing. Also lymphedema left leg?

Pelvic aching/swelling 1 yr after total hysterectomy. Just started 3 months ago. More swelling from sitting than standing. Also lymphedema left leg?

Venous thrombosis: Swelling in pelvis and legs depends on the response to hysterectomy where if procedure was for tumor a pelvic node dissection was probably performed. Here there is a possibility of iliac and hypogastric vein thrombosis leading to extremity edema as well as aching from obturator and pelvic femoral nerve irritation ...Read more

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What causes Lymphedema in lower right leg when sitting and goes down in 1 hr, in healthy, active 17 yr old Female. Also, fatigue & night sweats.

What causes Lymphedema in lower right leg when sitting and goes down in 1 hr, in healthy, active 17 yr old Female. Also, fatigue & night sweats.

WhatDoYouCallLymphed: What you are calling lymphedema can not be lymphedema. With your symptoms of fatigue and night sweats and some thing in your lower right leg (may be some swelling)I suggest you consult your Family Doctor to find out what is causing your symptoms. There can be a circulation problem, varicose veins or something else. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle on the leg that has lymphedema, it's been a year and still not healed. Right side of foot bothers me when I walk. Will it ever heal?

Sprained ankle on the leg that has lymphedema, it's been a year and still not healed. Right side of foot bothers me when I walk. Will it ever heal?

Ankle Sprain Healing: Statistically, 10% of all ankle sprains have some residual problem after one year. This can be muscle weakness, ligament instability, missed bone injuries, stiffness, etc. Most of these problems are minor, but not if you are getting some disability. Have it checked out by a podiatrist or orthopedist. Hopefully, the cure is quite simple. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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Have lymphedema in foot/leg. When I take prednisone for asthma symptoms, my lymphedema goes away! Comes back when asthma starts acting up. Related?

Have lymphedema in foot/leg. When I take prednisone for asthma symptoms, my lymphedema goes away! Comes back when asthma starts acting up. Related?

Inflammation: Prednisone is a potent anti-inflammatory that acts on the entire body. You are young, you should see a lymphaedema specialist to make sure you are appropriately diagnosed and being treated optimally to avoid future complications. You may have another underlying condition causing inflammation. ...Read more

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I have a leaky valve I have sleep apnea and insomnia plus lymphedema and cellulitis in my leg was born with respiratory problems also have neuropathy?

I have a leaky valve I have sleep apnea and insomnia plus lymphedema and cellulitis in my leg was born with respiratory problems also have neuropathy?

Imcomplete question: This site can provide valuable incite for many issues if you use it properly. When you submit a question, you must provide enough background information for site docs to review along with a concise question that reflects the info submitted. This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete, We do not have access to any previous question or data you use to sign up. ...Read more

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What can cause tightness, tingling, and slight pain behind the knees?

What can cause tightness, tingling, and slight pain behind the knees?

Bakers Cyst: Behind the knee will present in this way. (pain, tightness and tingling) If the tingling or pain progresses
then seek immediate care. Rarely a vascular occlusion or compartment syndrome can produce these symptoms. Even less common is this an early symptom of AIDP (in which case progressive weakness would ensue) Orthopedic injury is typically more painful ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes tightness, tingling, and slight pain behind the knees?

Can anyone tell me what causes tightness, tingling, and slight pain behind the knees?

Popliteal cysts?: Fluid in the knee joint can result in cysts forming behind the knee. While this might be uncommon, it could relate to your symptoms. See a rheumatologist or an ortho. ...Read more