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Which doctor should I go to for lymphedema?

Which doctor should I go to for lymphedema?

Lymphedema certified: Check with http://www.Lymphnet.Org - national lymphedema network they can guide you. There are national certified lymphedema therapist who can help you. ...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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I think I have lymphedema what type of doctor do I go see?

I think I have lymphedema what type of doctor do I go see?

Several options: Lymphedema can have multiple causes and is not always easy to determine the reason for it. You should have a full evaluation by a md trained in this such as a vascular surgeon, vein specialist, internist or physiatrist. ...Read more

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Should I go to a general doctor if I think I have lymphedema?

Should I go to a general doctor if I think I have lymphedema?

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 more

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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

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What doctor should I see if i think I have lymphedema?

See a Phlebologist: A phlebologist or surgeon may be the specialist to see. There, however are not many physicians even in those specialties who are well trained in caring for this problem. ...Read more

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If you have lymphedema, should you go to the ER or wait for a doctor's appointment?

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 more

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What kind of doctor would treat lymphedema of the lower leg?

Surgeon/radiologist: Could also see a message therapist if there is no venous valvular insufficiency that needs correction. ...Read more

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Is Lymphedema Contagious? Is there a reason doctor's wear gloves when examining patients with lymphedema?

Is Lymphedema Contagious? Is there a reason doctor's wear gloves when examining patients with lymphedema?

Not contagious: Lymphedema itself is not contagious, but sometimes might be caused by an infection. Some doctors always wear gloves for all exams. I suggest you ask the doctor about what she thinks the cause is and her gloving practices. ...Read more

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Lymphedema i was born with it according to the doctor. I started to notice it when i turned 12 because of the swelling! is there any cure I am 18 now?

Lymphedema i was born with it according to the doctor. I started to notice it when i turned 12 because of the swelling! is there any cure I am 18 now?

No cure.: There are many types of lymphedema and some are congenital and some can occur at later ages. Unfortunately there is no cure for lymphedema but there are many types of symptomatic treatment to control it. Leg elevation, support hose, compression pumps, lymphedema massage, skin emollients, exercise and keeping a good weight all help. ...Read more

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Does any doctor here know where to buy pants for someone with lymphedema swollen legs?

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