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I have not had any liver, or belly/groin tests. I have had a thyroidectomy on 9/29/2011, I had a tubal ligation about 19 years ago. I had a breast reduction about 15 years ago.
I was taking desmopressin for a short period (about 3 weeks), but stopped about a week ago due to signs of low sodium levels.
I don't use compression socks, I don't even wear normal socks because they leve 1/2 inch indented rings on my ankle. I just wear sandles.
Is there anything I can do to help the lymph node? The recommendations seem to be directed at the symptoms, but not the problem.
Well, I gave it an okay because the dx was excellent, but I had issue with the treatment recommendations. I did a google search and found information on lymphatic drainage massage. I followed that with looking at youtube video from a licensed massage therapist showing self administration of lymphatic drainage massage. I tried the massage and the swelling reduced in less than 30 minutes, with no compression socks, leg elevation, or medication.
The massage dosen't heal the damaged lymph nodes, but it helps the lymphatic fluid move where it needs to go.
It would have saved me a few hours of research if you had recommended massage also.
Thank you, and thankyou for the dx. I have seen almost a dozen doctors over the years, and you were the first one to put two and two together. I would have never thought the tubal would have caused this. Thank you so much!