5 m post B capsulectomy. Fever 7 days, redness, weakness, diarrhea. What should be my next step? Weak to safely drive. (Photo)

Hx. 49 yo Fybro, RA, Sjogren's, DDD, CPS, hereditary retinopathy, Factor V Leiden (renal and ovarian vein clot 1 wk P/O). 8 wks drains P/O, 4X antbotics. On Xarelto. Redness and pain increased over the last 4 days. Unable to wear a bra of any type for the past week. Now red streak reaching up towards the areola. Cannot stand to have my breast touch my ULQ. I've been complaining of difficulties since the surgery and I have moved States (30 days) so my doctor is not here.

Doctor Answers 2

Post surgery concerns

You need to go to the nearest emergency room for care.  Contact your surgeon to let him/her know the situation.  Do not ignore these symptoms.  You need to seek treatment.


Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Seek Medical Attention Immmediately

You potentially have an infection which requires antibiotics and possibly removal of the implant. The longer you wait, the more difficult it may be to solve the problem with only antibiotics.

Armin Moshyedi, MD
Bethesda Plastic Surgeon
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