The signs and symptoms of early lymphoedema include:
- Swelling – your clothing, shoes or jewellery (rings or watches) may feel tighter than usual. This may be the first thing you notice before you even see any swelling.
- Change in sensation – the limb or area may feel heavy, tight, full or stiff.
- Skin changes – the skin in the area may feel tight or stretched and sometimes the texture can feel thicker. Skin may also be dry, flaky, rough or scaly.
- Aching in the affected area.