Leg Swelling/Lymphedema in Bellevue, OH

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Leg Swelling

For many people, varicose veins are simply a cosmetic issue. For others, varicose veins can present unpleasant and uncomfortable symptoms, even on a daily basis. Leg swelling is common in individuals with varicose veins or vein disease. At Vein & Body Specialists, our team of board-certified radiologists helps people suffering from leg swelling/ lymphedema caused by venous conditions. If you live in Bellevue, Sandusky, Fremont, or Norwalk, Ohio, you can come for a vein disease consultation today.

What Is Leg Swelling/Lymphedema?

Lymphedema is a condition that occurs when there is a buildup of fluid in the soft tissue, also called a lymphatic obstruction. This fluid buildup is a symptom of a lymphatic system dysfunction when the lymph fluid is not adequately circulated from the bloodstream to the body's tissues.

Lymphedema poses a risk of infection for all affected individuals. Lymphedema is NOT related to venous insufficiency. Lymphedema often results from traumatized lymphatics due to leg/foot/ankle trauma due to injury, surgery, or lymph node removal due to cancer.

What Are Symptoms of Leg Swelling (Lymphedema)?

Lymphedema is typically pretty easy to diagnose because it is often apparent that there is a buildup of fluid in the soft tissue. The signs of this condition include:

  • “Hump” of swelling of the top of the foot
  • Swollen limb
  • Heaviness of the limb
  • Discoloration of the limb
  • Swelling of leg and foot that DOES NOT decrease when lying to sleep at night

What Are the Available Treatments for Leg Swelling/Lymphedema?

At a consultation, our board-certified specialists will be able to evaluate the severity of your symptoms and swelling. Depending upon the severity, your treatment plan will include one or more of our effective vein disease treatments. Most commonly, leg swelling is treated with compression stockings and drainage with special messages if necessary.

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The board-certified radiologists at Vein & Body Specialists can diagnose and treat leg swelling/lymphedema to prevent more severe complications. Residents in the areas of Bellevue, Sandusky, Fremont, Norwalk, and the surrounding communities in Ohio, can trust our caring board-certified radiologists and staff members to treat you with the highest level of technology and care available. Contact us today to schedule a vein disease consultation.

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How is lymphedema different from a vein problem?

Lymphedema is a swelling caused by a blockage in the lymphatic system, while vein problems often involve issues with blood circulation. Lymphedema results from impaired drainage of lymph fluid, while vein problems typically affect the flow of blood through the veins.

Will lymphedema go away on its own?

Lymphedema is a chronic condition, and while some swelling may be managed with self-care and compression therapy, it usually doesn't completely resolve on its own. Professional management, including therapy, compression garments, and other interventions, are often needed for effective long-term control.

What happens if lymphedema turns into an infection?

If lymphedema leads to an infection, it's crucial to seek medical attention promptly. Infections can worsen lymphedema symptoms and may lead to complications. Timely treatment with antibiotics and appropriate care, including drainage and wound care, is essential to prevent further complications and manage the infection effectively.

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