Knowing exactly which symptoms you have, how long you’ve had them, and how they are progressing can help doctors identify the cause of your swelling and put you on a path to managing your condition.
You can also show your healthcare providers which treatments you’ve tried, and how they impacted your symptoms. The combination of symptom and treatment tracking over time can help you make significant improvements to your health and quality of life.
Symptoms that may indicate a medical condition
Pay particular attention to symptoms that get worse over time, and that don’t respond or don’t completely resolve using non-invasive treatments.
If you notice the following symptoms, ask your doctor if you might have lymphedema or lipedema. These conditions are chronic and progressive, and getting an early diagnosis can make a significant difference in your quality of life.