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Edema long term

9 years 11 months ago #28480 by CHR
Edema can be controlled with lymphatic massage, but one has to be consistent and conscientious about doing it. One advantage to doing lymphatic massage is that one can massage themselves or be massaged. Can't stress enough that if you have had a lymphectomy find a certified massage therapist.

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10 years 11 months ago #22524 by CHR
Thanks for the link. She had 30 lymph nodes removed (surgery 1 Nov 07) and after reading Cythia's lymphodema link, we need to be more proactive.

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10 years 11 months ago #22523 by Patricia
How long since your surgery? Has the doctor ruled out Well Leg Compartment Syndrome? This is an extreme but vastly underreported.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B7XMT-4HG54PV-3&_user=10&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=4b5cfe2a54650a7689cccdf194f1b2fb
This article from the UK
http://pmj.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/81/958/534
Pat

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10 years 11 months ago #22520 by Cynthia
What you are asking about may be the condition Lymphedema that is seen at times following lymph node dissection. Here is a link to the Wikipedia's listing on the subject. Some have found that finding a certified lymphedema therapist can really help.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lymphedema

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10 years 11 months ago #22519 by CHR
Do not know the number removed. In the lower left leg. Swells 2x more than the right leg. Dr is aware and feels it will go down in time; however, it hasn't. We have tried wraps, support hose and white embolism stockings.

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10 years 11 months ago #22514 by Patricia
How many lymph nodes removed? How bad is the edema and where is it located?
I had mild swelling in my left lower leg after surgery but very minor. Have you contacted your doctor? Pat

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