Signs of lipedema – lipedema diagnosis from the experts

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Lipedema symptoms

Lipoedema can have a major impact on quality of life. Signs and symptoms of lipedema can be varied and often occur in a wide variety of combinations. For many women, the suspicion of lipoedema is confirmed by research on the Internet or in social networks. Only then is the medical advice of a specialist consulted.

  • Even with little exertion, burning or aching leg

  • Uncomfortable feeling of pressure in the legs after walking, standing or sitting for a long time

  • Disproportion between upper and lower body circumference (jumps in proportion)

  • Collar or muff formation in the joint regions

  • In most cases, hands and feet do not show any swelling

  • light touching of the affected regions leads to severe pressure pain and bruising (hematoma)

  • A change in diet and sufficient exercise do not bring about any improvement

  • Stitching pain in arms and legs

  • Saddlebags and/or cellulite develop on the hips, buttocks and thighs

Lipoedema diagnosis

Early detection of the disease is crucial for the success of therapy and the quality of life of those affected. In a first conversation conducted by our experts, the medically relevant history (anamnesis) is recorded. The subsequent clinical examination includes a detailed examination (inspection) of the entire body and palpation of the affected regions. In order to rule out possible diseases with similar or almost the same symptoms, a differential diagnosis is carried out.

Many imaging procedures and functional tests can be performed to show the subcutaneous (subcutaneous) fat tissue and to show the lymphatic system. However, these are not conclusive for the diagnosis of lipedema and are therefore not necessary for the diagnosis of lipedema in accordance with the guidelines. The application of these methods makes sense to rule out possible differential diagnoses.