Blood in Urine 3 Weeks After Augmentation Surgery?

Augmentation 3.5 weeks ago. Noticed blood in urine about a week ago, along with occasional flu like symptoms that went away after about 3 days. Yesterday right breast started to tense up (think charlie horse that stays all day!) and now is almost double the size of left. Surgeon says he's never seen this and wants to go in and wash out the area with a solution and see what's inside. He doesn't feel blood in urine is related. I read that with muscular trauma this can be normal. Is it??!!?

Doctor Answers 6

Augmentation and blood in urine

The blood in your urine should be worked up, but it is probably unrelated to the fluid collection in your breast.

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Blood in Urine 3 Weeks After Augmentation Surgery?

The size change is alarming and suggests possible hematoma (blood collection) in the right breast. Surgeon's plan is correct. 

I don't think I can see a relationship to the blood in the urine, and that symptom should be evaluated by your primary physician. All the best. 

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 45 reviews

Blood in the urine is not related postoperatively to breast augmentation.

I can't imagine how breast augmentation could generate hematuria. It's possible that if a Foley catheter were placed which would be unusual for breast augmentation irritation to the bladder might have occurred. Allow your surgeon to sort out the cause of the problem.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Blood in urine post augmentation

The blood in the urine is not likely related to the breast augmentation procedure, especially three weeks postoperative.  It is more likely related to yournurinary tract (kidneys, bladder, etc).  The increase size of one breast at this stage should be left to your surgeon to evaluate and address as you are doing.

Todd C. Case, MD
Tucson Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 57 reviews

See your doctor

You should see your doctor (not surgeon) to check this out. Your surgeon is probably right about this being unrelated however it could be indication of a urinary tract infection or something else.

Jerome Edelstein, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 179 reviews

Blood in Urine 3 Weeks After Augmentation Surgery?

I dont think they are connected. Very severe muscle damage will not result in 'fresh' blood. You need to see a Primary Care Physician who can investigate this. Regarding your sudden increase in breast size, your Surgeon has a plan which sounds like the right one

All the best

Naveen Somia, MBBS, PhD, FRACS
Sydney Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 74 reviews

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