What is a Lymphatic Disorder?
Lymphatic disorders affect the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system. Learn more about what lymphatic disorders are and what causes them.
Your doctor might be your strongest ally in finding appropriate treatment for your swelling. Consider making an appointment specifically to discuss your swelling rather than as part of another visit so that you have enough time to get the help you need.
Being prepared for your appointment can make all the difference. Any time you can direct your doctor to specific information you help them get a clear picture of what you’re experiencing. Important information to discuss includes:
It also helps to give your doctor an understanding of your specific concerns. What do you think might be happening? What type of outcomes are you hoping for? Some examples might include:
Your doctor may have suggestions for next steps. Whether or not that’s the case, it’s a good idea to have specific outcomes to ask about. For example:
By gathering data daily and learning more about how your condition fits different diagnosis and treatment profiles, you can make your doctor’s appointments more productive — and find the relief you need.