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Lymphedema Pain Behind The Knees
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?
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
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
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?
Swollen hands face and knees, lymphodema, low body temp, hot red skin, & headache every night. What could cause this? I also have asthma & raynauds.
Swelling: Generally swelling but heaviness or fullness or achy type pain can also occur. ...Read more
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
Yes: This can have moderate effect and is recommended. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Can pain from cellulitis linger? Hospital for 2 days, IV antibiotics, 10 days oral. Lymphedema in left leg. Site of cellulitis. Mild pain remains
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
Can celluitis one time damage lymph nodes and cause lymphedema of scrotum and left leg months after I'm 18 yrs old?
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
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
I have lymphedema in both lower legs. I now have cellulitis in my lower left leg. I am starting my 4th day on Keflex, and the swelling seems to have gone down a bit, but the pain level has not changed at all. Should I be concerned?
How accurate is ultrasound? Have posterior lower leg swelling (ankle to calf). Multiple MRI and ultrasound returned nothing. Lymphedema ruled out too.
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
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?
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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
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