If your lymphedema is inherited
, which is rare
, it can be primary lymphedema.
In your body, the development of lymph vessels goes wrong, leading to the condition.
Here are some of the causes:
- Late-onset lymphedema.
This often begins after you are 35 years old.
- Meige's disease
It tends to occur around puberty or during pregnancy.
- Milroy's disease
This begins in infancy.
Key word: primary lymphedema