What Should I Know about Primary Lymphedema?

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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
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