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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

Staph A Infection 6-weeks Post-op Double Mastectomy with Reconstruction, How will this Effect Healing?

Can you please tell me more about the success rate of healing cellulitis in a reconstructed breast using IV antibiotics (Penicillin G) vs. surgical... READ MORE

Staph Infection Following Tissue Expander and Implants. Could I Have Prevented This?

I had tissue expanders due to cancer, implants were put in on 11/22, got staph on 12/12, left implant removed wed after xmas. Ur saying staph... READ MORE

Should I Attempt Breast Implant Reconstruction Surgery a Third Time?

I am 43 yo. In 5/2010 I underwent bilateral mastectomies due to breast cancer. My breast reconstruction w/ implants failed due to staph infection and... READ MORE

How does inflammatory breast cancer present itself in a saline implant reconstructed breast? (photo)

Bilateral skin sparing mastectomy Jan 2012 for multiple noncancerous reasons, had removal of implants Oct 2012 due to staph infection, latissimus... READ MORE

How to Try Reconstruction After an Implant Extrusion?

Had double mastectomies & immediate saline reconstructions. @3 weeks had staph blood infection. Rec'd IV antibotics & cont'd healing. NON... READ MORE

Having a double mastectomy, worried implants could be infected with staph after having it in my portcaths. Is this possible?

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2016. I have had 2 portacaths put in and removed both because of staph infections. Both were in for the... READ MORE

My surgeon wants to do a lattismus Doris flap. What other procedures would you suggest or should I stay with the flap?

I had one of my expander removed after three weeks post-op because of a staph infection. The surgeon removed the rest of my breast so now I am flat on... READ MORE

I had both breast removed 6 months ago due to cancer. How do I get rid of a staph infection after an expander has been put in?

By March I had a staph infection on the right side. While extracting some fluid the dr punctured the implant. I had to wait till last week to have it... READ MORE

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