Swelling after removal of lymph nodes

Surgeon-phlebologist-lymphologist, surgeon of the first category

Hello, Elena Olegovna! To my mum 4 months ago have removed an inguinal lymphonodus (in it there was a metastasis), after a month at it or her the foot has very strongly swelled up. We live in a small city, and there are no suitable specialists, please, tell me, what can I do to at least reduce the swelling on my leg? Whether it is normal, what after a lymphonodus removal the leg strongly swells? Where can I go if this problem has to be solved surgically? Thank you in advance for your response.

Anna, Russia, 24 years old

The only thing you can do at homeconditions, this is bandaging the legs with elastic bandages. The pressure of the bandage should gradually fade from the fingers to the groin area. surgically, the question is probably not solved. If oncologists rule out the spread of the tumor process, it is worthwhile to contact the phlebologist-lymphologist for lymphatic drainage massages. The course of treatment is at least 7 days.

Sincerely, Elena Belyanina.

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