Based on the severity of the disease, lymphoedema can be divided into different stages:
- Even though the lymphatic vessels might be damaged, they are capable of functioning normally
- Temporary swelling in experienced on the limbs after a day’s work. A gentle press results in formation of pit on the affected area.
- The swelling caused in this stage doesn’t disappear without expert medical treatment. Moreover the affected area is more prone to infection.
- The severity of the disease makes it irreversible wherein the oedema can’t be removed by any means. Other associated complications that might occur are eczema, erysipelas and lymphatic fistulas.