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There are two types of lymphedema: primary lymphedema and secondary lymphedema

Some people are born with a faulty lymphatic system; it may be inherited or can occur as the fetus develops. When lymphedema is caused by a defect of the lymphatic system, it is called primary lymphedema. It may be present at birth, develop when puberty begins or in adulthood.

Other people develop lymphedema due to an event that damages or blocks part of their lymphatic system. In this case, it is called secondary lymphedema. The most common cause of secondary lymphedema is the result of treatment for some cancers. Other causes of damage to the lymphatic system include trauma caused by an accident, injury or a burn.

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