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What are the symptoms of lipedema?

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The typical symptoms are a large lower half and column-like legs, which are often tender and bruise easily. For example, the top half of your body may be a size 8, but the bottom half may be a size 16.

SOURCES:

Fat Disorders Research Society: "Lipedema Description."

National Lymphedema Network: "LymphLink Question Corner."

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center: "Lipedema."

West Virginia University HealthCare: "Lymphedema."

Lymphology Association of North America: "What is Lipedema?"

UCDavis Health System: "Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage (MLD)."

University of Rochester Medical Center: "Lymphedema Therapy: Complete Decongestive Therapy."

Lymph: "Understanding Lipedema."

Film Team: "The Disease They Call Fat."

 

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 18, 2019

SOURCES:

Fat Disorders Research Society: "Lipedema Description."

National Lymphedema Network: "LymphLink Question Corner."

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center: "Lipedema."

West Virginia University HealthCare: "Lymphedema."

Lymphology Association of North America: "What is Lipedema?"

UCDavis Health System: "Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage (MLD)."

University of Rochester Medical Center: "Lymphedema Therapy: Complete Decongestive Therapy."

Lymph: "Understanding Lipedema."

Film Team: "The Disease They Call Fat."

 

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 18, 2019

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