compression bandage


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(kum-PRESH-un BAN-dij)

A bandage that puts pressure on a particular area of the body. It is usually used to reduce swelling and increase the flow of blood and lymph fluid.

Compression bandages are commonly used to manage arm lymphedema, a possible side effect of breast cancer surgery.

 

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Audio contributed by: Mya Harrison

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