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What causes lymphedema in right leg spreading to genitals?

I LIVE IN WISCONSIN AND HAVE LYMPHEDEMA IN MY RIGHT LEG AND HAS SPREAD TO MY GENITALS (SCROTUM & PENIS). VERY HARD TO FIND HELP WITH GENITAL PROBLEM WHILE LEG HAS RESPONDED TO PT. ANY HELP OR SUGGESTIONS YOU CAN GIVE ME WITH GENITIAL SWELLING. THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE JIM W..
Tue, 10 Sep 2019
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Hello,
Thanks for the query.
It could be a generalised edema. We have to rule out other causes like cellulitis also.
You have to check your protein status also as it will can lead to similar symptoms.
Consult a general surgeon and he will direct you accordingly.
Wishing all the best.
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