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Questions concerning Lymphatic obstruction or blockage of the lymph nodes.
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|6/24/2012||The last post you answered was the following:|
"dno research studies validating thata needle as described would have triggered this. swelling at this point in time given recurence of cancer ruled out does imply that a likely cause may be lymphedema of the breast."
The above is why I asked about "dno"
You mention that breast lymphedema is rare. I read somewhere that it is very common, but under diagnosed. Just because the breast swells when treatment is over and it's not cancer or an infection, is there a chance it could be something else? I can't find any other answers for the swelling. Is there any chance self-massage or the PT doing massage could make things worse?
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|6/24/2012||sounds like the email response hiccupped then when posted. what it should say is that there have been no research studies to validate that lymphedema would be triggered by a needle placed within the breast.|
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