Lymphedema Information

Signs or symptoms of lymphedema to watch out for include:
A full sensation in the limb(s), skin feeling tight, decreased flexibility in the hand wrist or ankle, difficulty fitting in clothing in one specific area, or ring/watch/bracelet tightness.

If you notice persistant swelling, it is very important that you seek immediate medical advise (and get at least one second opinion) as early diagnosis and treatment improves both the prognosis and the condition.

When left untreated, protein-rich fluid continues to accumulate, leading to an increase of swelling with a hardening or fibrosis of the tissue that can lead to a loss of function, skin breakdown, chronic infection, chronic wounds, and irreversible complications.