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Old 02-26-2013, 07:19 AM   #1
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Brisbane, QLD, Australia
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Lymphedema or other form of edema? Help?

Hi all, don't really know where to start so I'll go with the basics...
I haven't been diagnosed yet, trying to arrange a specialist appt, but I'm fairly sure I have lymphedema or something similar
I have always had 'big legs' and so do most of the women on my mother's side
I've always been self conscious about my weight, especially my legs, so have always tried to maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise
I weigh 55kg at 162cm so am by no means overweight, and the top half of my body is quite lean and feels toned
However my legs are still as big as they used to be no matter how much i try to budge the excess 'weight' from them
To the touch they feel like there is a large layer of fluid or really soft fat on them and they have hardly any 'shape', honestly they kind of look like tree trunks
Will also note that the 'swelling' does not appear on my feet, but my ankles and knees look 'buldgey'

Looking for any opinions at the moment that could help out


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