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" Lymphedema is a buildup of lymphatic liquid in the interstitial tissue that causes swelling, frequently in the arm( s) and/or leg( s), as well as periodically in other parts of the body. Lymphedema can create when lymphatic vessels are missing or damaged (primary), or when lymph vessels are harmed or lymph nodes gotten rid of (secondary). There is a lot of information on lymphedema. It is either main or additional. Additional lymphedema would be caused from something such as a cancer surgical procedure. Mine is second since my lymph nodes were gotten rid of from my top thigh on one leg during my cancer cells surgical procedure. If the lymphedema is not managed it can end up being elephantitis. Yes, it is a real clinical condition as well as it is really major. There are lymphedema support groups throughout the U.S.A.. The National Lymphedema Network has lots of details.