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.