Infection + Breast Reconstruction

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How Long Until I Feel Better After Cellulitis on Breast?

I have been in pain since Wed. Today is Sat. How long before I will be feeling better. The redness has went down a bit but,,, I have pain even up my... READ MORE

Have A Staph Infection From Scab, Could My Implants Be Infected?

In May, I had implants put in, and have had a scab on the left breast since the surgery. I July I noticed a small hole on the left breast, so I showed... READ MORE

Reconstructive Surgery with Expanders - Infected

12/23/11 had prophylactic bilateral mastectomy(twin sister & sister with breast cancer)I was discharged with 2 jp drains 16 hours after surgery... READ MORE

Failed Breast Reconstruction w/ Implant. Try Again?

Hi: 7 years ago I had breast cancer, had a lumpectomy, then had radiation. Then 3 years later I had another cancer event in a different location on... READ MORE

Had DIEP Flap Surgery - Incision on Belly Splitting Badly

I had DIEP flap surgery 4 weeks ago, breasts are fine, some issues with the tummy incision. my incision started to separate 3 weeks later. saw my PS... READ MORE

Post-Mastectomy Breast Infection. Expander Removal?

Left breast ( had radiations 2 years ago ) got infected after mastactamy and reconstraction with expander.I'm 2 weeks now with picc line with... READ MORE

Failed Reconstruction After Mastectomy Due to Persistant Drainage. What Are my Options?

I had a prophylactic mastectomy with tissue exp and alloderm. My skin opened 8 wks post op and I drained from open wounds on the bottom of each breast... READ MORE

Breast Reconstruction for Infected Breasts?

I have had breast infections due to Gamella bacteria first, then had a bilateral periductal fistula on both breast 3 times, then contracted HA MRSA. I... READ MORE

Breast Reconstruction - LD Flap w/ Implant After Expander Infection?

I had radiation on left breast 2 years ago. Now I had mastactomy and reconstruction with expander , and have infection.2 weeks I have picc line with... READ MORE

Infection at Wound Site Following Mastectomy, Should I Worry?

Surgeon treated with 3% peroxide and said it would scab over and then slough off. Should I be worried. No fever present. READ MORE

Options for Breast Reconstruction After an Infection?

I had a bilateral mastectomy done, and I had breast implants placed in both breast. I had expanders put in, and had radiation along with a boost. This... READ MORE

How Long After the Healing Can I Redo Reconstruction? Which One Will Be Better in my Case? (photo)

Due to breast cancer i had a mastectomy in 2010 and radiation in 2011. Two months after radiation i did reconstruction with implant and got infected.... READ MORE

Multiple Infections - Should I Remove the Expander or Continue w/ LD Flap Surgery?

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009; had a bilateral mastectomy and LN dissection with reconstruction done during this surgery (expanders... READ MORE

Second Try with Breast Expanders. Last Removed Due to Infection. Now Having Another. Why?

I need to know why I keep having these infections. in the right side of my chest wall, is it because my cancer started there and they removed my lymp... READ MORE

Mold Inside Tissue Expanders?

I had a double mastectomy in August 2005. I still have tissue expanders in due to a series of events that made it impossible to get to and from... READ MORE

Infected Implant After Brest Reconstruction No Radiation

Had double mastectomy with expander placement. One expander became infected and was removed. Have since had bilateral silicone implants placed with... READ MORE

I Had a Bilateral Mastectomy, and Antibiotics Don't Seem to be Helping an Infection, Options? (photo)

I had a bilateral mastectomy on 7/21/11. Tissue expanders were placed at that time. I am currently filled to 655ccs on the left and 705 ccs on the... READ MORE

Breast Reconstruction After MRSA?

Will a surgeon do Breast Reconstruction after MRSA? I've had no flair ups for 3 years. READ MORE

An Infection Keeps Reoccurring Following Surgery, Should I Worry?

In Aug. 2011 I Had a Nipple & Skin Sparing Bilateral Mastectomy.  I'm Very Fortunate to Have Been a Good Candidate for This, but I keep... READ MORE

Bi-Lat Masectomy W/TE and Now Lat Flap Surgery??

I had a bi-lat masectomy in Dec 2010. Tissue expander in left side (non-cancer side) got infected after 3 weeks. TE got removed and have been on... READ MORE

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