Johnno Posted May 16, 2018 Share Posted May 16, 2018 I would like to hear from anyone who experienced fluid retention as a side effect of their chemotherapy treatment. I had 19 lymph nodes removed from the right side of my groin during the prostatectomy surgery and unfortunately developed lymphedema soon after. That was in 2013 and I've been able to manage the swelling etc quite well with exercise and compression stockings worn everyday. Unfortunately around about the third cycle of docitaxel I started to experience an increase in swelling as well as fibrosis and pain. I'm currently using hydrotherapy and grade 3 full length stockings on my leg as well as a pump on the leg and manual drainage, unfortunately I'm not seeing any great results. My last chemo infusion was around 4 weeks ago, so I've finished with the docitaxel and hoping that the effects will be reversible over time. If anyone has experienced similar side effects and how they coped I would like to hear from them. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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