eFour weeks after my op (RARP on 26th Jan 2017) I had an uncomfortable lump in my groin, in the next 24 hours my left leg became very swollen. Walking was eye wateringly painful. I was admitted (A&E) and was diagnosed with a lymphocele in my abdomen. After 4 days (Friday to Monday (it was a weekend!!)) I was given the option of draining or nothing. I opted for draining. That afternoon I was told (by a junior doctor) that I should walk (through the pain). I did that and the next morning my leg swelling had reduced. I was discharged . . . see how it goes.
I got my GP to get me an appointment at my local lymphedema clinic - 12 month waiting list!
Five weeks later . . . . . my left leg (thigh) was just 1cm bigger than the right leg but I still have a large volume of water? in my pubic area. I am hoping it will drain.
Twelve weeks later . . . very little change in terms of swelling (slight) and pain (none) but my left thigh and calf is still slightly bigger than my right leg.