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" Lymphedema is a build-up of lymphatic liquid in the interstitial tissue that creates swelling, usually in the arm( s) and/or leg( s), and occasionally in other parts of the body. Lymphedema can establish when lymphatic vessels are missing out on or impaired (primary), or when lymph vessels are damaged or lymph nodes gotten rid of (second). There is plenty of information on lymphedema. It is either primary or second. Secondary lymphedema would certainly be caused from something such as a cancer surgical procedure. Mine is additional due to the fact that my lymph nodes were eliminated from my upper thigh on one leg throughout my cancer surgical treatment. If the lymphedema is not controlled it can wind up being elephantitis. Yes, it is a genuine medical condition and also it is really significant. There are lymphedema support system throughout the UNITED STATES. The National Lymphedema Network has plenty of info.