I strongly believe one of my silicone implants has ruptured but we're in the middle of IVF, should we put our treatment on hold?
Doctor Answers 4
To confirm implant failure
IVF and maybe a ruptured silicone implant!
- I am so sorry this happened in the middle of IVF.
- I agree with your sense of urgency to deal with this.
- You do not need an MRI - a much cheaper, very reliable study is an ultrasound of the breasts -
- It must be done by an experienced breast radiologist, who reads lots of mammograms and ultrasounds.
- It will tell you if there is a rupture and where it is.
- Once you know what is going on, you can decide what to do.
- If you have no rupture or a small intracapsular rupture, you should be fine, waiting for years.
- If you do need the implants removed - in advance ask your IVF specialist if you can continue IVF if surgery is done with outpatient local anesthesia with sedation. .
- If you can, ask the surgeon to do the surgery this way.
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