Burning pain and low grade fever without redness 2 years after complications.

I had infection in my breast 2 years ago after many complications.Wasnt connected to the implant so the it was left in. I woke up in the night with severe burning pain in that breast & I feel slightly feverish(yet was only 99)no redness, but the pain is constant. I have had some intermittent pains occasionally which the dr thought was scar related but this is much worse. Does this sound likely to be implant related. I know to check with my dr but it's a holiday weekend & im very nervous. Thx

Doctor Answers 6

In person exam required

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This sounds like a problem related to the implant, infection, and capsular contrature.  It is something that needs to be evaluated.

Breast pain

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Your doctor or another covering will be available holiday or not. It is best to be examined by your surgeon who can then suggest additional tests if needed.

Breast Pain/Elevated Temp

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Thank you for your question. There should be someone available to see you in person either through your Plastic Surgeon's office or your local hospital. Imaging and a physical exam of the breasts would be the next step.
All the best

Breast complications

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Thank you for your question.Without a physical examination it is hard to give you accurate advice. You really need to be seen by your doctor or covering doctor. Even though it is a holiday weekend, there is usually a doctor who can cover for your surgeon. If that is not the case, you can always go to the ER to be checked out in case of infection or implant-related complications. Best of luck in your recovery.
Sincerely, James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science

James Fernau, MD, FACS
Pittsburgh Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 86 reviews

Burning and fever

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It is impossible to say without an exam.  You can contact your surgeon over a holiday weekend. He or his covering doctor should be available.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Burning Pain and Fever

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Thank you for your question.
It's difficult to say if this is implant related.  If you are noticing a change, then you should contact your surgeon, regardless of whether or not it's a holiday weekend.  Their office should have a mechanism to take care of you, regardless of the day or hour.
Dr. Dan Krochmal
MAE Plastic Surgery
Northbrook, IL

Daniel Krochmal, MD
Chicago General Surgeon

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