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Can both men and women get lymphedema?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, but...

Idiopathic (meaning we can't identify the cause) lymphedema is more likely is women, more likely in one leg than both, more likely in the left leg than the right, and more likely to begin after age 35.

In brief: Yes, but...

Idiopathic (meaning we can't identify the cause) lymphedema is more likely is women, more likely in one leg than both, more likely in the left leg than the right, and more likely to begin after age 35.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Lymphedema is not linked to gender. Both men and women can develop lymphedema.
It typically occurs when there is a disruption in the lymphatic channels. This can occur congenitally (from the time of birth), as a side effect of surgery, or due to a new disease process.

In brief: Yes

Lymphedema is not linked to gender. Both men and women can develop lymphedema.
It typically occurs when there is a disruption in the lymphatic channels. This can occur congenitally (from the time of birth), as a side effect of surgery, or due to a new disease process.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Lymphedema is an anatomic problem that has nothing to do with the gender of the patient.

In brief: Yes

Lymphedema is an anatomic problem that has nothing to do with the gender of the patient.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Lymphedema

Yes it can occur in both

In brief: Lymphedema

Yes it can occur in both
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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