Lymphedema is a buildup of lymph fluid in your fatty tissues, just under your skin. The buildup can cause swelling and discomfort at times. Often times, lymphedema occurs in the arms or legs, but can also happen in the breasts, neck, trunk, abdomen or genitals.
It is important to understand that at time lymphedema can cause severe or serious problems that can lead to long term or chronic conditions. The earlier you catch it and carefully manage it, can really help reduce your symptoms and help keep if from getting any worse.
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