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Question Treatment of Edema After Mastectomy?

A 25-year-old woman undergoes a radical mastectomy with removal of the axillary lymph nodes on the left side. After the operation, she develops painful edema of the left upper extremity. Which of the following therapies is most likely to decrease the swelling in this patient?
A) Application of heat
B) Compression sleeve
C) Diuretic therapy
D) Exercise therapy
E) Passive movement

I know that D is wrong. Please give me explanation.
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B for sure . but i also have read some drugs that decrease plasma filteration for treatment of lymphedema ... dont remember the name
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