What could have caused my saline textured breast implants to give me this rash? Silicone textured flakes, Bacteria, etc? (Photo)
New York, NY
1 year ago
I had this rash, and only after I had my implants removed, they all went away except for axilla areas (both); I now have enlarged lymph nodes. Severe inflammation, burning, itching. Told I have reactive lymphs. Capsulectomy not performed. A path report on implants stated, "faulty valves, degraded & eroded shell, microbiological fluid, etc" IGE 625, <25. Elevated wbc & neutrophils, etc. I am desperately seeking for an 'Expereinced MD' w knowledge of this type of situation.
Doctor Answers 1
Thank you for asking about your breast implant removal.
- To begin to answer your question, one would need much more information.
- It probably can't be done on-line but this is the kind of information we look -
- Was the fluid cultured for aerobic, anaerobic and myco bacteria and for fungi.
- Was the capsule biopsied and examined under the microscope?
- What were the results of the biopsy and culture?
- What kind of implants and what kind of shell? Who was the manufacturer? When were they put in?
- Did you have infections that could have settled around the implant?
- Why was the capsule not removed? Where was the implant removed?
- Was there free gel out of the implant and was it discolored?
- Were the implants returned to the manufacturer for analysis? What did it show?
- It is excellent news that most of your symptoms are now gone.
- However with enlarged lymph nodes and the severe reactions you had, it makes sense to see a breast or plastic surgeon for a lymph node culture and biopsy.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
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