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Forum: Lymphedema — Risks, tips for prevention, and info about products that can address the symptoms of lymphedema.

Posted on: Sep 1, 2018 01:19AM

ML1209 wrote:

I had increased fluid in my arm last visit to LET plan is to do massage, exercises, and wear sleeve for 4 weeks - then remeasure. Yesterday while at work I started having pain in my armpit, inner upper arm, and breast. Attempted to do exercises but everything was so tight and painful. And I noticed my breast had an area that was slightly pink and hard/full. Sorta like mastitis when you are nursing. This came out of the blue. Would be grateful for your thoughts. And of course it is a holiday weekend­čść.

Diagnosed age 48, Oncotype 35 Dx 11/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 12/29/2016 Surgery 5/23/2017 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 7/10/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Sep 1, 2018 11:56AM Binney4 wrote:

ML, you need to get some eyes on that pronto. Sounds like it could be cellulitis, which is an infection that is common with LE. It is an emergency because it can take off and spread rapidly. Here's more information about it:


Emergency room or urgent care, since it's a weekend. Be sure to say the words "lymphedema" and "cellulitis" because sometimes they can be slow to pick up on us lymphers. Please do keep us posted.

Gentle hugs,

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