I have a nagging doubt and as I don't know anyone with this condition, I'm reaching out to you to see if you can help. I'm relatively new to this condition and I'm still in the process of working my way to a proper diagnosis and will be having a lymphoscintigraphy next week. My left foot is swollen and it is primary lymphedema which started in February for no apparent reason at the age of 45.
My question is this: when I take off my knee high compression stocking and stand up, my left foot becomes red, sometimes quite red, very different from the other foot. Then if I elevate my legs, the redness on the left foot starts to fade away... so I'm guessing the redness is blood circulation increasing when I take off the stocking off, right? Is this normal? Does this happen to other people? Or is this very strange? Should I worry about my blood circulation (I have never had a problem and have no varicose veins)?
I should add that when the redness appears, I don't feel itching or tingling or heat. And I should also add that my stocking does not feel uncomfortable at all.
I would be very grateful if those of you who have leg or foot lymphedema could let me know what their experience is.
Wishing you all the very best!