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Topic: Opposite arm bigger a year after axillary clearance

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

Posted on: Nov 29, 2018 05:35AM

rubyredslippers wrote:

hello, last year I had a level 2 axillary clearance on my right axillary. I’ve had two l dex readings since September. It’s telling me that my opposite arm is more swollen ( thankfully within the normal range, however it’s about 9 points different. I’ve just noticed that I can see the tendon in my right wrist but not my left. My arm measurements some months ago revealed my left arm is slightly bigger. I have been doing more lifting with my left arm since my surgery but is this normal?? How can this be

Surgery 7/5/2008 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 9/1/2008 AC Radiation Therapy 12/15/2008 Breast Dx 6/20/2017, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 1/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/28/2017 Lymph node removal: Right Surgery 9/5/2017 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary
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