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Lymphedema

Medically Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner, MD on April 26, 2022

photo of lymphedema in legs

Lymphedema is a build-up of lymph fluid in the body in the fatty tissue of your skin. It can cause swelling and discomfort, usually in the arms or legs, although it can occur in other parts of the body.

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The Centers for Disease Control

The Mayo Clinic

The American Cancer Society

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