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" Lymphedema is an accumulation of lymphatic liquid in the interstitial tissue that causes swelling, frequently in the arm( s) and/or leg( s), and also periodically in various other parts of the body. Lymphedema can develop when lymphatic vessels are missing out on or damaged (primary), or when lymph vessels are damaged or lymph nodes removed (secondary). There is lots of details on lymphedema. It is either main or second. Secondary lymphedema would be created from something such as a cancer cells surgery. Mine is second due to the fact that my lymph nodes were removed from my top thigh on one leg during my cancer cells surgical procedure. If the lymphedema is not regulated it can end up being elephantitis. Yes, it is a real clinical problem as well as it is really major. There are lymphedema support system throughout the USA. The National Lymphedema Network has a lot of information.