I have had lymphoedema mainly in my left leg for 6 years. Occasionally, I would have pain just under the skin on a part of the leg if any pressure was applied, so particularly when I put my compression tights on. The pain would go within a day so never bothered about it but when I asked a lymphoedema nurse about it she said "lymphoedema isn't painful." Three weeks ago, I woke up and my right leg, which normally has never had lymphoedema, was sore and swollen from top to bottom. I had not strained it or damaged it in any way. The nurse says I now have lympoedema in this leg. It only hurts when pressure is applied and on walking but am wondering why I'm having pain when "lymphodema isn't supposed to be painful." The pain is almost like a stinging rather than an aching. Surely I'm not the only one with painful lymphodema?
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