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Will Trental help in treating lymphedema?

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Dr. Noble Zachariah

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Posted on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: The Radiologist has given me Trental for Lynphodema due to surgery and radiation in the throat. I look like a turkey. I have had massage for 3 months and voice therapy. Will Trental help with the fluid loaded in my throat above the scar? Thanks XXXXX YYYY@YYYY
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
There is evidence that trental would help

Detailed Answer:
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Welcome and thanks for your query.
Trental is used to improve blood flow through narrow blood vessels. There was a study done to see if it would help in reducing lymphedema. It was not found to be helpful.

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