Saline Implants 30y/0 Ago. Pain,upper Chest Wall,radiating to Armpit and Upper Back. Im worried about infection,so i saw Dr. today and was given Keflex for the ?infection. If this is that wil lthis stop the leakage and the pain?Mamagram showed leakage 2 years ago. They said not to do anything as ther was no symtoms at that time. When I got home today,I checked and I can feel a piece of the implant sticking out a little bit. Is there anything I need to be concerned about imediately other than the pain? I cant afford to have this done till next month.
Pain From Saline Implant 30 Years Ago?
Doctor Answers 2
Saline implant issue
A saline implant if leaking will go flat and the salie is absorbed. It sounds like the implant needs to be changed.
Saline is absorbed in the body
Saline is basically salt water that your body absorbs and should cause no troubles other than a smaller sized implant. If there is an infection present, it could spread, causing you to get very sick and possibly resulting in death. I would revisit a board-certified PS for an exam and be honest about your situation. I believe if there is not an infection present, he/she will let you decide the timing on getting this problem solved. Good luck.
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