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What are the symptoms of lymphedema in people with multiple sclerosis (MS)?

Lymphedema is usually painless. For people with multiple sclerosis (MS), there may be a tight feeling in the skin of the feet and ankles, and it may thicken and become fibrous. Swelling may make it difficult to wear shoes and further hinder mobility, interfering with daily activities. Rising summertime temperatures may exacerbate the problem since blood vessels and lymph channels dilate more in the heat.

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