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Do bee stings cause lymphedema?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

A bee sting on the problem leg could cause additional swelling but is not a primary cause of lymphedema.

In brief: No

A bee sting on the problem leg could cause additional swelling but is not a primary cause of lymphedema.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Shane Parmer
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Bee stings can cause an allergic reaction with significant swelling, but this is not lymphedema.
It is an acute self limiting response, whereas lymphedema is a chronic condition due to damage of the lymphatic vessels.

In brief: No

Bee stings can cause an allergic reaction with significant swelling, but this is not lymphedema.
It is an acute self limiting response, whereas lymphedema is a chronic condition due to damage of the lymphatic vessels.
Dr. Shane Parmer
Dr. Shane Parmer
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