Surgeries?

  • What do we know about surgery as a possible treatment for lymphedema?

    My boyfriend mentioned that his nephew had an enlarged scrotum from his sister kicking him, which surgery was performed.  Tonight, a friend mentioned that she has had several surgeries to combat the problem.

    Just curious...

    Is this considered a last option option??

5 comments
  • Jenny Sterner
    Jenny Sterner From what I understand, it's generally not a good idea. Every time a surgeon operates, he cuts into the lymphatic system, with the possiblity that he will do further damage. They talk about liposuction for lymphedema, but the end result is that the...  more
    January 27, 2010
  • Kathryn Krastin
    Kathryn Krastin I know. That's what I have been hearing too; however, twice this year, I've been hearing surgeries as if it were a good thing all of the sudden. I was wondering if I had missed something all of the sudden. I so try to keep up on the latest and...  more
    January 27, 2010
  • Kathryn Krastin
    Kathryn Krastin Oh, do tell if you do have the consultation. I would like to keep an open mind about possibilities, but it does seem to go against the grain of everything that was mentioned before.
    February 11, 2010
  • Jenny Sterner
    Jenny Sterner Keep an open mind, but be CAREFUL, you guys!!
    February 11, 2010