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How do I deal with lymphatic drainage due to lymph node removal?

How do I deal with lymphatic drainage due to lymph node removal?

Compression, massage: If you have lymphedema from lymph node removal then your options are to wear a special fitted compression wrap on your arm. Something else that can help is lymphatic massage. ...Read more

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Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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Does armpit abscess drainage needs general Anastasia or local one?!?

Does armpit abscess drainage needs general Anastasia or local  one?!?

Local: These abscesses can be drained in a doctor's office or immediate care with local anesthesia unless they are very extensive. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is breast massage beneficial for drainage of stagnant fluid?

Is breast massage beneficial for drainage of stagnant fluid?

See your doc: You need thorough examination so find out why you have fluid accumulation in your breast is it acyst or else? See your fam/doc. ...Read more

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Is lymphatic drainage beneficial to my health?

Is lymphatic drainage beneficial to my health?

Lymphatic drainage: If you are healthy, then - no. If you have any disease in mind you want to ask, then let us know. ...Read more

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I've got lymphedema. Lymphedema is not draining much especially around abdominal area. Are there any good yoga poses for lymphedema drainage?

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

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Pilonidal sinus can I exercise with a surgical drain in?

Pilonidal sinus can I exercise with a surgical drain in?

Exercise: I would check with your doctor that performed the procedure it would also depend on the type of exercise that you wanted to do. ...Read more

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Compression stockings help with chronic venous insufficiency?

Compression stockings help with chronic venous insufficiency?

Yep...sure can: Compression stockings can be very useful and actually the primary treatment in those patients with venous insufficiency, whether of the deep veins or the superficial veins. They aid in lessening the distention of varicose veins which causes aching, decreasing fluid accumulation in the tissues, and also help by decreasing inflammation. ...Read more

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Where the lingual tonsil drainage it's lymphatic blood ?

Where the lingual tonsil drainage it's lymphatic blood ?

Usually lymph: Lingual tonsils are most likely to drain into level 2-3 nodes which would be along the upper and middle so the sternocleidomastoid muscle. Usually the tonsil drains to the nodes on its side but can drain into both sides. ...Read more

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Lymphedema after 6 years post bilat mastectomy with cervical node swelling breast MRI showed no cancer what can cause sudden lymphedema?

Lymphedema after 6 years post bilat mastectomy with cervical node swelling breast MRI showed no cancer what can cause sudden lymphedema?

SImple blockage: The lymphatic system is a very fragile series of tubes that carry the lymph. Anything that impacts on these tubes can cause slowing up or complete stoppage of the lymphatics. Unfortunately, there is no timing as to the onset nor any real prevention especially in light of the history you provided. The key is to get to a lymphedema physician and certified therapist and get treated right away. ...Read more

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I have a lymphatic drainage problem - sluggish - and was wondering whether the chi machine or the air pressure lymphatic drainage machine is recommend?

I have a lymphatic drainage problem - sluggish - and was wondering whether the chi machine or the air pressure lymphatic drainage machine is recommend?

Possibly: The chi machine helps with meditation and can help you reach the Alpha wavlength. There are many lymphatic drainage machines available . We have the triactive laser which is fda approved for lymphatic drainage especially in breast cancer patients that have arm swelling. Check with the manufacturer and make sure it is fda approved for that use. ...Read more

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How does pilonidal cyst drainage and surgery work?

How does pilonidal cyst drainage and surgery work?

It depends: All pilonidal cysts are infected to a degree. When there is redness and pus drainage is done. Whe the infection is controlled wide excision is done. Either method carry a 30% recurrence rate. ...Read more

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Bartholin abscess - treatment time with antibiotics vs drainage?

Bartholin abscess - treatment time with antibiotics vs drainage?

Treatment time: For most abscesses, treatment is faster with drainage vs just taking an antibiotic. And, often, drainage is the only treatment that is needed. However, many physicians will use both approaches to try to clear an abscess. ...Read more

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Treatment for Hydrocephalus with posterior fossa cyst & VP Shunt insertion with pyogenic meaningitis?

Treatment for Hydrocephalus with posterior fossa cyst &  VP Shunt insertion with pyogenic meaningitis?

Pyogenic: infection in the face of a VP shunt will inevitably require that the shunt be removed, the infection treated with antibiotics and then the shunt replaced. ...Read more

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Advanced pan can. No more chemo, 3 months. Bile duct blocked. drainage tube. Home care nurse. High fever. IV antibiotics. Life expectancy?

Advanced pan can. No more chemo, 3 months. Bile duct blocked. drainage tube. Home care nurse. High fever. IV antibiotics. Life expectancy?

Hard to say: Each patient and each cancer has its own characteristics and it is not possible to predict the life expectancy with accuracy. You may consult this site for general information on the topic. http://www.pancreatic.org/site/c.htJYJ8MPIwE/b.5050503/k.40C9/Pancreatic_Cancer_Facts.htm ...Read more

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Are lymphedema pumps helpful?

Are lymphedema pumps helpful?

Yes: To a certain degree - people can develop genital edema if abdominal area not draining well. ...Read more

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Venous tos with chronic dvt, no blood flow trough subclavian vein, just collaterals. Is there any point in doing first rib resection anymore?

Venous tos with chronic dvt, no blood flow trough subclavian vein, just collaterals. Is there any point in doing first rib resection anymore?

Depends: It is all about risk benefit. If there is no symptoms and collateral a are adequate, i would not see any additional benefit from rib resection. ...Read more

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By venoplasty of ocluded subclavian n axillary vein can fistula work bettet at patent cephalic n basilary vein how long its chances of work ?

By venoplasty of ocluded subclavian n axillary vein can fistula work bettet at patent cephalic n basilary vein how long its chances of work ?

Graft patency longer: A well cared for av graft can last decades. If the subclavian or axillary area becomes stenosed then a venoplasty or stent can extend the use of the graft for as long as the stenosis is resolved. The key to a good graft is avoiding stenosis. But next best is treating it. Hope this helps. Make sure to get follow up 3-6 months later to keep stenosis resolved. ...Read more

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Do compression stockings help with venous stasis ulcers?

Do compression stockings help with venous stasis ulcers?

Venous Ulcer RX: Compression is the key to treating venous stasis ulcerations. In a comprehensive wound care center, there are many different types of compression used. First, make sure that the level of compression that is being used is safe to use. Your wound care professionals will be able to assist you through this process. ...Read more

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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

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I don't have lymphedema but I have drainage issues legs to stomach swelling would "ckls" help my edema drainage issue?

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

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How common is lymphedema?

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Surprisingly common: According to lymphnotes.Com (http://www.Lymphnotes.Com/article.Php/id/401/), in the U.S., just within the medicare age population, the number of persons afflicted with lymphedema, or at risk of developing it, exceeds 6.8 million individuals. That would include all causes of lyphedema both primary (don't know the cause) and secondary ( due to cancer, radiation, surgery, etc.). ...Read more

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Who is at risk for lymphedema?

Who is at risk for lymphedema?

Surgery+/-Radiation: Anything that disrupts the lymphatic microcirculation of an extremity can cause lymphedema. The most common cause is the surgical removal of lymph nodes (ln) to stage certain cancers (breast and melanoma, most commonly). Breast cancer treatment often includes radiation therapy; if the lns are included in the radiation field, the risks increase. Thankfully, rates are down due to new techniques. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have lymphedema?

What can I do if I have lymphedema?

Therapy: There is physical therapy directed to improve this and also sleeves you can wear find a lymphedem clinic in your area. www.drlugo.com. ...Read more

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How is lymphedema diagnosed in women?

Inequality: Whenever there is a swelling if it is asymmetrical then the swelling probably is lymphedema. It could be acute due to injury or surgery, ailments. If it is lasting a longer time then it is diagnosed as lymphedema (chronic typically is considered more than 6 months). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Lymphedema?

Swelling: 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 garment during daily activities ...Read more

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Can lymphedema be fatal?

Rarely: It is impossible to give a specific answer. It would depend on what other conditions coexist with the lymphedema. Severe lymphedema could coexist with cardiovascular disease, diabetes etc. In severe caeses, ulceration , infection can occur and lymphedema can become permanent. ...Read more

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Does MRSA cause lymphedema?

Does MRSA cause lymphedema?

Not directlt: While MRSA does not cause lymphedema, patients with lymphedema can have an exacerbation, or worsening of their swelling with any skin infection. ...Read more

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How can I prevent lymphedema?

Most: Most lymphedem a is due to surgery that scars or eliminates lymphatic. Sometimes this is necessary as part of cancer surgery. Other lymphedem a can be from a parasite and it can be contracted by barefoot walking or insect bytes. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for lymphedema?

Unfortunately, no...: ...However, many people with lymphedema will benefit greatly by the use of physical therapy. I recommend you seek out a referral to a physical therapist trained in lymphatic drainage. ...Read more

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Can you get lymphedema from burns?

Can you get lymphedema from burns?

Unlikely: Burns cause a break in the skin which leads to massive fluid losses. Unless lymphedema was present before the burn, it is unlikely to have occured due to the burn. Studies which have looked for an association have failed to find one. ...Read more

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Does lymphedema run in the family?

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Does lymphedema run in the family?

Rarely: The vast majority of cases of lymphedema have an identifiable cause, occurring after surgery, cancer, and/or radiation. We call this secondary lymphedema. A far smaller number of cases of lymphedema is primary, meaning that we can't identify the cause. Some of these cases are hereditary, and run in families, but not most, as far as we know. ...Read more

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What exactly is primary lymphedema?

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Not an identifiable: Cause. As dr. Rosen said, most lymphedema is secondary, meaning it is due to something like surgery and/or radiation. Primary lymphedema is divided into three categories: congenital lymphedema, lymphedema praecox, and lymphedema tarda. Congenital means you are born with it and a small group of these are hereditary. Praecox develops before age 35 (most have this) and tarda develops after 35. ...Read more

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Does lymphedema cause stretch marks?

Yes: Lymphedema causes swelling. If the swelling is severe or occurs suddenly, it can cause stretch marks. ...Read more

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When will there be a cure for lymphedema?

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No time soon: As dr. Katz said, a cure at present is a long way off. As dr. Wright said, though, control is possible with diet, exercise, lymphatic massage, and compression. ...Read more

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Will cutting fat and salt help lymphedema?

Maybe: It might but usually this is an obstructive problem worsened by obesity, poor circulation and other issues. ...Read more

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Does eating salty foods make lymphedema worse?

Does eating salty foods make lymphedema worse?

Possibly: A high salt diet can cause water retention and may increase lymphedema but the underlying problem is inadequate movement of the legs to cause the fluid ti pool in the legs. ...Read more

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Lymphedema (Definition)

A condition characterized by a collection of fluid that causes swelling (edema) in ...Read more