First of all I'm very sorry that you're suffering from such a difficult condition. I hope you will forgive me for asking a pre-emptive question when you're already going through this.
I have endometriosis in my inguinal area which is causing me to have a lump in my groin, mild pain and restricted movement. I'm on the waiting list to have it removed.
When my surgeon talked about this he said one lymph gland would be removed although I don't quite understand how he'd know this based on only seeing an ultrasound. I told him the only knowledge id had of this was of breast cancer sufferers and asked him if I'd be at risk of lymphodema. He said no. However reading on the net it seems that this is a possibility with any gland removal? Is this correct?
I haven't found any statistics on the risks of lymphodema with groin gland removal, does anybody have any links at all?