Does it look like I need to have my implants removed because of possible mastitis? (photo)
Doctor Answers 5
Definitely those are signs of inflammation and could be infection...
You are completely right about being concern; it's not a normal aspect at all.
This website is not for panicking patients, but when we see photos that would concern us on a personal visit, it's important to try an guide that patient instead of just tranquilizing her and not doing anything about it.
Without a physical exam it's hard to determine if it's a Mastitis per se, but the fever you described, local region temperature (left should be hotter than right), skin redness and pain are sure signs of severe inflammation which could easily come from an infection.
Stiches reactions are localized and they do not cause all of the symptoms mentioned above. I believe you should mark a an emergency appointment ASAP with him, and in my experience, if it is Mastitis, have intravenous treatment instead of oral (meaning you'd need to be hospitalized). Even with all of this measures, couldn't guarantee the implant will not have to be removed.
Hope this resolves positively for you.
Take good care of yourself,
Dr. Fernandez Goico
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