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Lymphedema: Introduction

Lymphedema: Swelling of a region due to obstruction of lymphatic vessels. See detailed information below for a list of 73 causes of Lymphedema, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Lymphedema:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Lymphedema. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Lymphedema:

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Lymphedema: Symptom Checker

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Lymphedema Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Lymphedema may include:

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Stories from Users for Lymphedema

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Lymphedema: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Lymphedema may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Lymphedema

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Lymphedema: Deaths

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Causes of Lymphedema listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Lymphedema as a symptom include:

Definitions of Lymphedema:

Excess fluid collection in tissues, causing swelling. It is the result of obstruction of lymphatic vessels or lymph nodes. -- 2004
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Swelling (usually in the legs) caused by lymph accumulating in the tissues
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Edema due to obstruction of lymph vessels or disorders of the lymph nodes.
- (Source - CRISP)

A condition in which excess fluid collects in tissue and causes swelling. It may occur in the arm or leg after lymph vessels or lymph nodes in the underarm or groin are removed or treated with radiation.
- (Source - National Cancer Institute)

Detailed list of causes of Lymphedema

The list below shows some of the causes of Lymphedema mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Lymphedema?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Lymphedema. Of the 73 causes of Lymphedema that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 3 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 69 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Lymphedema:

The following list of conditions have 'Lymphedema' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Lymphedema:

The following list of medical conditions have Lymphedema or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.










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Causes of Lymphedema Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Lymphedema based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

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    What are the alternative names for Lymphedema:

    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Lymphedema:

    Medical Conditions associated with Lymphedema:

    Swollen lymph nodes (452 causes), Lymph symptoms (496 causes), Swollen glands (451 causes), Swelling symptoms (3730 causes), Lymph system symptoms (496 causes)

    Symptoms related to Lymphedema:

    Swollen lymph nodes (452 causes), Lymphedema (73 causes), Edema (208 causes), Congenital lymphatic defects, Cancer, Lymphatic obstruction, Radiotherapy treatment, Surgical lymph node removal, Blocked lymph ducts

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