Signs and symptoms of Lymphoedema

Lymphoedema is a form of tissue swelling that develops gradually and can present in any part of the body but more commonly in the legs.

If the condition is left unaddressed for an extended period of time, the common signs and symptoms include:

  • Swelling in any part of the body e.g. legs, feet, arms, head and neck, breast
  • Heaviness and restricted movement
  • Delayed wound healing
  • Skin thickening (fibrosis) and other skin changes or growth
  • Repeated infections and sometimes hospitalisation
  • Localised discomfort and pain