What are the signs and symptoms of lymphoedema?

Lymphedema signs and symptoms can range from mild to severe and may not occur until months or years after treatment.

They include a feeling of heaviness prior to any appearance of swelling of the affected body part.

Swelling of the arms may extend to the fingers and swelling of the legs may extend from the toes to the genitals.

Any early indication of altered sensation such as heaviness, tightness of the skin or discomfort should be reported to your doctor as early detection facilitated early intervention and promises a better outcome.