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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. ?

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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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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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 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

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What could it be when a 6 year old has frequent knee pain, behind the knees, where she is crying in pain?

What could it be when a 6 year old has frequent knee pain, behind the knees, where she is crying in pain?

Many reasons: There is a whole list of possibilities for this pain. I would seek the attention of a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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Swelling behind the knee why? and painfull why?

Swelling behind the knee why? and painfull why?

?Bakers Cyst: If this is fluid filled swelling, one of the differentials is Bakers Cyst. It could be lymph nodes as well. Its better to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Liposarcoma knee. What are the symptoms of a liposarcoma behind the knee?

Liposarcoma knee.   What are the symptoms of a liposarcoma behind the knee?

Fatty tumor: A liposarcoma is very similar to its non-cancerous counterpart called a lipoma. Both are soft, fatty tumors that generally present themselves as a "lump". A liposarcoma will generally have more rapid growth and be larger (>5 cm) than a lipoma, however. Liposarcoma may cause symptoms of pain and swelling when it grows of significant size. ...Read more

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