Lymphedema

Lymphedema means the build-up of fluid in soft body tissues when there is a damaged or blocked lymph system. The lymph system is the network of tissues, lymph vessels, and organs that carries lymph all over the body. Lymphedema happens when the lymph is not able to flow through the body.

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Why do I have swelling in my calf muscle without pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a swollen calf muscle from the past three weeks. I am not having any pain, but it feels a bit numb sometimes. Doppler study of left lower limb came out normal. I consulted an orthopedic, and he prescribed Flexura D twice a day, Pan 40 mg once a day, and ME12-OD vitamin B12 for ...  Read Full »


Dr. Medhun Kumar. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need few more details like, was the swelling a sudden onset? Did you get any trauma or injury? Do you have any other health condition like diabetes, hypertension, renal, or cardiac problem? If everything is fine, then it might be due to primary lymphedema, try using ...  Read Full »

After a mastectomy, I have tightness in my armpits again. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,Before seven months, I had a mastectomy. During which, I had my lymph nodes taken out of my armpit. I had exercises to do, which helped ease the tightness in my arm. Only in the last two weeks or so, I have noticed a tightness in my hand on the same side of the operation. It feels a bit ...  Read Full »


Dr. Payas Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is most probably lymphedema. It occurs as your lymph nodes are taken out, which helps in the drainage of lymph. Are you doing your exercises regularly? This can be prevented by proper exercises that your doctor must have told you. Keep your arm at a height above he...  Read Full »

Can neuropathy cause swelling?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 65-year-old male. I was told I have neuropathy a little over a year ago. And I weigh around 230 pounds.  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your uploaded image (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and would explain that it seems that you are suffering from lymphoedema (which means poor drainage of the lymph in the venous system). The neuropathy is not the cause of swelling, but it...  Read Full »

Can antibiotics help in reducing persistent swelling in my legs?

Query: Hello doctor, Before six years, my legs had gotten swollen for seemingly no reason, and within a year after that without changing my diet I started to gain an excessive amount of weight. Doctor did not know what it was, so he sent me to every specialist for a bunch of tests then finally a vascular...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are you a diabetic? Can you send me pictures of your legs, if possible? Is filariasis endemic in your area? Possible causes are like: 1. Cellulitis of lower limb. 2. Filariasis with lymphangitis. 3. Myxedema with secondary infection. Also, there is a poss...  Read Full »

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