Is it possible to have lymphedema on the face? I'm reading posts in this forum and all are of lumps, pain, and legs/arms. One side of my face is slightly swollen 24/7. Although I use the word "swollen", there are no symptons such as lumps, constant pain, rashes, etc. It's above the brow bone down to under the jaw. A few times a week, what I assume is fluid, would build up to a point where my eye bag is larger, gives me a slight headache (near the temple), and puts a lot of pressure behind the eye. These episodes come and go and usually last an hour or so. I've had blood work, CT scan, ultrasound, all done with eliminate things like thyroid disease, small tumors, etc. Other than that, I am a healthy individual with no history of illnesses, surgeries, or trauma.
I've seen a vascular surgeon for a diagnosis and he tells me lymphedema does not occur on the face "because of gravity" (what???). I'm hoping it was my bad luck so I'm considering seeing another vascular specialist as I have some difficulty finding a lymphedema specialist in NYC.
But I just wanted to see what others have to say. Thanks!