Has exhausted a leg in an inguen

Surgeon-phlebologist-lymphologist, surgeon of the first category

Hello, Elena Olegovna. Help solve the problem, my father has cancer of the sigmoid colon, has undergone seven surgeries, radiation therapy, two of the strongest chemistries. The last few months, the left leg began to swell, the doctors wrote detralex and pneumosuspension, after several procedures there was a strong edema of the groin, which has not been going on for several weeks. Procedures with a boot stopped, what can you advise to remove the edema in the groin area?

Vitaliy, Stavropol, 31 years old

Perhaps two options for such a basic diagnosis. This is a deep vein thrombosis or lymphatic edema. Therefore, in the first place, duplex scanning of veins is done and if there are thrombi, treatment according to the standard scheme - bandaging, anticoagulants and observation of specialists.
If there are no thrombi, then lymphedema. Pneumatic massage is really used. But this is an auxiliary method, therefore, in cases of pronounced edema only it can lead to progression. If there is no possibility to carry out more complex treatment (the basis is manual lymph drainage and bandage), just bandage your leg and take detralex.
And it is important to exclude the progression of the oncological process and the damage to the lymph nodes. In the case of a complete block of lymphatic pathways, unfortunately, even complex lymphatic drainage therapy is powerless.

Sincerely, Elena Belyanina.

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