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Lymphedema Swollen Stomach
What the best way to treat extremely swollen ankles (on par with lymphedema) especially after a flight?
Lymphedema? Bilateral symmetrical swelling of the mid-back. Non-pitting, soft , no pain, no swollen nodes sudden onset, slight less swollen post 1 wk
Do you know where to buy pants for someone with lymphedema swollen legs, i mean waist is not a problem?
Medical supply store: Graduated compression hose generally require a prescription from you doctor. They will need to specify the extent of the pressure needed and you will need to get measured for them. This is usually a service of a medical supply store in your community . These are generally not available at pharmacies or drug stores. ...Read more
Med Supply Store: What you may be looking for are graduated compression stockings. These are not the generic support hose bought at a drug store although they can be very helpful. For lymphedema a heavier stocking is usually required and needs a prescription designating the pressure of the stocking needed,eg 20 or 40 mmHg pressure. These are usually found at medical supply stores . ...Read more
My legs and feet have been swollen for over a year. I have just been told that I have lymphedema. The only thing about that is that I have a terrible shooting pain. What should I do?
Most commonly: Cause by removal of or damage if lymph node by cancer. Do you have cancer or cancer treatment? Symptoms are tightness and aching/discomfort, decrease range of motion, hardening of the skin, infections. Cancer, infections like parasites, surgery and congenital causes. Terrible pain not common but in theory peripheral neuropathy and compartment syndrome a possibility. See your physician asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I don't have lymphedema but I have drainage issues legs to stomach swelling would "ckls" help my edema drainage issue?
Careful: Your symptoms could suggest a number of various diagnoses, some of which could be very serious. If you haven't received expert medical advice on the diagnosis responsible for your symptom, i would encourage you do so before embarking on a herbal remedy. ...Read more
If woman has lymphedema (first time ever) caused by breast cancer (15 yrs ago), can lump on breast be swollen lymph node or is cancer more likely?
Swollen foot for 6yrs. Xray and blood test were normal. Tight redish skin, pitting, skin drying/blisterin. Do i need a CAT scan? Seen 2 foot specialists, no answers. Seeing lymphedema specialist 8/27
I've got lymphedema. Lymphedema is not draining much especially around abdominal area. Are there any good yoga poses for lymphedema drainage?
First try: The traditional treatments , measured eastic bandages elivation , edema pumps etc, advise from your doctor , including physical thrapy. If there is infection to eliminate it( treat ) , then if you want and if you can do try 'shirashasana' for couple of hrs stay on your head with legs up in air . Easpecially good for leg edema. ...Read more
Compression: Lymphedema is cause impaired circulation of lymph. Normally the compression of muscles propels the lymph through lymphatic system, however if the is obstruction it need extra help. That can from compression stockings, lymphatic massage, or compression boots or pumps that inflate. All of these things give an extra boost to lymph circulation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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