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edema & lymphedema

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 15, 2006
  • 09:50 PM

I have been diagnosed with lymphedema in my left arm for no apparent reason (no cancers, no traumas). I also suffer from full body edema which can cause a gain of 10-15 pounds in just a few days. I have low blood pressure so many water pills are unsafe for me. Any clues on what would be the cause(s) of my edemas. I am concerned an underlying problem has caused my lymphedema and also my general edema? I am not ready to accept the fact that this is just something I need to learn to live with, but have been suffering for over a decade. I feel lucky that I did not have to have a cancer or trauma to be where I am today, but would appreciate an answer as to why. Any ideas?

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