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When Do You Go To Emergency Room With Lymphedema
Fluids in feet, legs and abdomen. Multiple tests for heart in emergency..Etc, they decided I have chronic lymphedema. What kind of doc should I see?
I have lymphedema and my doctors told me it was treatable. Where can I go to find more info. On lymphedema?
It is treatable: Lymphedema can be treated but usually not completely cured. Long term treatment measures needed. An expert physical therapist can be very helpful. Please check with your doctor for appropriate referrals. You may check the web page of american cancer society, mayo clinic and other reputable organizations. This link can also give you additional info: http://www.Lymphnet.Org/ good luck. ...Read more
Yes: If you have swelling that is more than usual and is not going away, then a trip to the primary physician makes sense. There are many reasons people develop swelling....Kidney problems, heart problems, lymphedema, venous insufficiency etc. It is important to have it checked out and know the cause. ...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?
Lymphedema: Lymphedema is usually not an emergency as it is progressive and rarely requires emergent care. The typical er physician is not expert, per se, in this disorder. The exception is secondary infection that may occur -- and may be difficult to differentiate from usual inflammation from chronic -- lymphedema. Seek help from your primary care physician or from an active wound care center for help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Clinically usually: Lymphedema occurs when a clear fluid known as lymphatic fluid builds up in the soft tissues of your body, usually in an arm or leg. Diagnois is best made clinically in at risk patients. For example, swelling on the legs and esp. The top of the feet is a classic sign. Tests that may be ordered include ultrasound, ct scans, and MRI but they are done to rule other other diagnosis's. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The same for all: Whether male or female, treatment is the same. The mainstay is decongestive therapy as dr. Brown said. This includes elastic compression stockings, non-elastic circ-aids garments, sequential compression devices, lymphatic drainage/massage, diet and exercise. A great source of info is lymphnet.Org, as dr. Wagner said. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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