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Primary Lymphedema

Primary lymphedema is caused from a developmental disorder of the lymphatic system. Swelling can be present at birth or may not occur until later years.

What are the symptoms?

As a result of swelling, the affected limb might feel tight and heavy, and there may be pain due to associated nerve injuries, obstruction of veins, and strain on ligaments from the increased limb weight.


Before and after combined decongestive therapy treatment.