Axillary web syndrome

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What is axillary web syndrome?

Axillary web syndrome, which is also known as cording, may develop following a lymph node dissection although the exact cause of cording is unknown. With this syndrome, a thick cord is felt under the skin and can restrict movement in the arm. Treatment may include physical therapy or stretching.

Common symptoms reported by people with axillary web syndrome

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with axillary web syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
axillary web syndrome (1)

Data from patients with axillary web syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with axillary web syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for axillary web syndrome (1 evaluation)
Side effects
soreness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
axillary web syndrome (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with axillary web syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has axillary web syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 0
40s 0
50s 1
60s 2
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

100% Female
0% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from axillary web syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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