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" Lymphedema is a buildup of lymphatic liquid in the interstitial cells that creates swelling, usually in the arm( s) and/or leg( s), as well as periodically in various other parts of the body. Lymphedema can create when lymphatic vessels are missing out on or damaged (main), or when lymph vessels are damaged or lymph nodes removed (secondary). There is plenty of information on lymphedema. It is either key or additional. Second lymphedema would be created from something such as a cancer surgery. Mine is second due to the fact that my lymph nodes were gotten rid of from my upper thigh on one leg during my cancer surgery. If the lymphedema is not regulated it can end up being elephantitis. Yes, it is a genuine clinical condition as well as it is very major. There are lymphedema support system throughout the USA. The National Lymphedema Network has plenty of info.