Asked by: Berenice Hoernerasked in category: General Last Updated: 26th June, 2020
How does lymphedema start?
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Also know, how long does it take for lymphedema to develop?
In people who develop lymphedema , symptoms typically appear within 3 years after surgery, although many cases appear 3-5 years after treatment. We don't have enough longer-term studies to say for sure what the risk is after 5 years.
Likewise, what are the stages of lymphedema? Lymphedema is a progressive disease and develops in stages which can be categorized according to severity.
- Stage 0: the Latency Stage. A subclinical state where swelling is not evident despite impaired lymph transport.
- Stage 1: Mild Stage.
- Stage 2: Moderate Stage.
- Stage 3: Lymphostatic Elephatiasis (Severe Stage)
Herein, can lymphedema go away on its own?
This is called temporary (or short-term) lymphedema . It's usually mild and goes away in the next month or so. It can also start later, about 6 to 8 weeks after surgery or radiation. Even though this type of lymphedema usually goes away on its own over time, you should tell your doctor about it right away .
What is lymphedema and how is it treated?
Treatment focuses on reducing the swelling and controlling the pain. Lymphedema treatments include: Exercises. Light exercises in which you move your affected limb may encourage lymph fluid drainage and help prepare you for everyday tasks, such as carrying groceries.