Once your doctor analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, they will perform a physical examination to observe the increase in the size of the limbs, which can confirm the diagnosis, but they may also request diagnostic tests, such as ultrasound, lymphoscintigraphy, MRI, and computed tomography.
Even though lymphedema has no cure and can be very annoying for those who suffer from it, the treatment will seek to reduce the inflammation and the development of any complications through antibiotics, exercises, lymphatic drainage massages, compression garments, and stockings, as well as how to maintain extreme skincare.
If deemed necessary, surgery may be required to:
- Create new drainage pathways.
- Remove fibrous tissue.
- Lymph node transplant.
At ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.