Abstract

A Novel Treatment Program for the Management of Acute Male Genital Edema/Lymphedema

Therapists certified in lymphedema management are skilled and prepared to address male genital edema mainly through manual lymphatic drainage and compression bandaging. That being said, there remains a need to further develop and establish treatment protocols in this area of edema management, especially in inpatient, acute care hospital settings. Many individuals who are hospitalized for various conditions may experience acute genital edema. Acute genital edema is a painful and self-limiting condition, which is difficult to treat. Early diagnosis and proper conservative management is essential to success and can even prevent surgery. At present, in circumstances when acute male genital edema (AMGE) is acknowledged, treatment methods are typically limited to medical intervention with use of medications such as diuretics, or compression slings are provided by therapists during acute hospital stays. This article describes a strongly effective, conservative method of reducing and resolving genital edema


Author(s):

Liang L, Aftab-Hashmi M and Mirsaeidi H



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