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Therapy Improve Symptoms Lymphedema
Yes: Physical therapy is very helpful for lymphedema, especially if the therapist is trained in lymphatic drainage. Physical therapists may do gentle lymphatic massage, wrap or tape the swollen arm, break-up scar tissue and lymphatic cords, and teach you techniques for home care of lymphedema. They may also measure you for a compression sleeve and/or glove. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am trying to find where to go for therapy to treat lymphedema of the arm. What should I consider?
Should be covered..: Compression and lymphatic massage are the mainstays of therapy for lymphedema. As lymphedema is a diagnosis of exclusion, make sure you see a vascular specialist and that other causes of swelling have been ruled out. Your therapy should be covered if a specialist makes the diagnosis of lymphedema. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lymphedema treatment: Unfortunately, if you haven't had surgery and/or radiation, there is a very good chance that the cause of your lymphedema will be impossible to determine. If there is a treatable cause, it should be treated. Otherwise, the treatment is manual lymphatic drainage, compression stockings, decongestion exercises, weight loss (if needed), and intermittent pneumatic compression for life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had circumcision April 2015 and still have mild lymphedema below glans, what treatment is available ? And is it due to malpractice?
Not malpractice: It may take up to a year to return to normal. Seek second oprinion from another urologist ...Read more
Had circumcision April 2015, Have lymphedema on both sides, causing me severe emotional distress, im seeing dermatologist, what treatment is availabl?
Have chronic lymphedema on penis 1 year after circumcision, this made me become alcoholic and depressed. Is there really no treatment for lymphedema?
Alcoholism?: Your history says that you do not drink alcohol. In any case, penises are in all shapes and sizes. Continue to see your doc and consider getting a second opinion. A mental health professional can help you w/depression and keeping perspective. AA if you have an alcohol issue. Slow and steady progress. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Options: The original mainstay treatments are physical therapy and compression devices. Now there is a new surgical technique that can improve a patient's symptoms. Vascularized lymph node transfer- is a microsurgical technique that transfers nodes to an affected area. http://blog.winniepalmerhospital.com/live-surgery-watch-drs-klein-lee-and-feiner-perform-vascular-lymph-node-transfer-vlntx/. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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