Is this Lymphedema or just swelling after surgery?

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Re: Is this Lymphedema or just swelling after surgery?

Postby patoco » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:41 am

Hi Devereaux

I can understand your concern. In my personal opinion, operative selling should have disappeared quite a while ago and I am concerned about the possibility of lymphedema too. Also, there have been reported cases of leg lymphedema from joint replacement.

Your best bet is to get (demand don't ask) a referral to a ceritifed lymphedema therapist in your area for a complete evaluation. They will be able to determine by physical examination whether it is edema or lymphedema.

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