Severe swelling of the right hand
Surgeon-phlebologist-lymphologist, surgeon of the first category
In 2005 an operation was performed to remove the right breast with the diagnosis of "breast cancer." In 2007, a strong swelling of the hand began, numbness of the fingers and has been going on for 6 months. The consultation was. Recommended lotions, pills - It does not help. But can I insist on an operation? Insist that this puffiness provokes osteochondrosis. Is it possible? Sincerely, Looking forward to your reply!
Rita, Belarus, Bobruisk, 44 years old
Most likely - it's lymphedema. Against the background of removal of lymph nodes in the axillary region, such edema is a frequent complication. Treatment of surgery here is unlikely to be very effective. All over the world, now the focus is on conservative physical therapy. It allows you to actually reduce the edema, and to maintain the hands in a non-edematous state later, a therapeutic compression sleeve is used, which is desirable to be worn throughout the day.
Sincerely, Elena Belyanina.
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