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Hello, I am thankful for this article. I am a breast cancer survivor and a mastectomy patient, I had my implants almost 3 years ago when I was 46 years old. About a 2 years ago I started having random heart skipped beats and couldn’t figure out why. I got it off and on a couple times. Its 2 years later and I am having skipped beats and the rhythm is not right on a continual basis. Daily I have to stretch and release the implants are tight. they have been that way since day one. I have scar tissue that is tight and always needs massaged. I feel energetic most of the time but the heart issue is becoming more and more prevalent and its disrupting my daily life, I have missed alot of work and I have had multiple trips to doctors offices trying to figure out what is wrong. I have for awhile now thought it might be from implants but then dismiss those thoughts. I have Mentor Silicone smooth round high profile gel 700cc. Are these symptoms you have hear of before? Im in the phase of trying to get to the bottom of these symptoms. Doctors are testing for everything from low vitamins, to hormones to thyroid issues. I hope its not implants because as a mastectomy patient I don’t have any other options and I am too young to walk around breast-less. Also before I had the implants in I was breast-less and not only are my not there but they are about 1/2 inch concave, so even the 700cc Im only a full B cup. Is there some way to determine if this is actually the issue. The other add thing is that when I am out in the heat my breasts sweat profusely and its so embarrassing that it forms 2 sweat marks that look like half moons underneath my breasts on my shirt, so I cannot wear anything except black or white shirts when its hot or I will have those sweat marks. I had a Cliiford lab test done years ago before I had the implants put in and that said I may have a possible silicone sensitivity. The lab person said just keep on eye on it and if you start having symptoms, let someone know, but what symptoms? He didn’t say? So my questions are 1. How can I determine if my symptoms are from the implants? 2. Have you heard of this symptom before? Is that a common one? 3. Is there a detox that I can do in order to avoid removal 3. Do you know of any other implant that is more safe, I could probably do fat grafting but 3 years ago that was not that common so I just don’t want to be without breasts, I did that for 6 months and it was awful. I know the bottom line is that our bodies were not designed to harbour foreign objects with chemicals the thought of having NO breasts just makes me sick at my stomache. The thought of going back to prosthetic boobs just makes me want to throw up, been there done that. Luckily for me my husband doesn’t care at all about it he is just happy Im cancer free! Thank you in advance for your input.
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I have been to 2 plastic surgeons. The placing surgeon– forget it. didn’t even call me with the results of my MRI. The second was better even though he says he doesn’t really believe in breast implant illness. He was more sympathetic and took the surgery seriously unlike the first guy who said it would only take an hour. The second even said I might have to stay in the hospital overnight depending on how much he had to do. My symptoms are mostly neurologic and fatigue. Since I have had mastectomies (0n the right side they even took all the muscle and fat as the lesion was up so high, almost into the chest wall.) I got the implants in 2005 and have only had trouble for the past year which is when I believe they ruptured. I will really be disfigured without the implants. I want to know what you think my chances for recovery would be if I had new implants inserted at the time of explanation? The surgeon said he would do a capsulectomy only if the capsules were damaged. Should I insist they come out anyway? If the capsules are removed would I have to heal before new silicone implants could go in? He would be willing to do the procedure where my own abdominal tissue would be used as the new breast, but I would have to lose quite a bit of weight first. He said that would be a 6 to 8 hour operation. I am going to be 69 in January. I don’t know if I can recuperate from such an extensive procedure.
I got cohesive gel implants placed under the muscle in Jan 2015. By March my hair started falling out and since September I have had severe sebhorreic dermatitis on my whole face and neck (not on breasts or body) which only clears when taking anti fungal medication. Apart from these issues I have no further symptoms which are common with breast implant illness so I’m not sure if it is related to the implants or not. Is there any test that can be done to prove this or has anyone else experienced skin rashes and hair loss? I am also not sure if the hair loss is related to the surgery as it has tapered off to an extent so I’m scared to get them removed incase it starts falling out in full force again! Very confused about what to do and any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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I understand the reason behind this is for privacy reasons, but to be honest it was more embarrasing walking in and out of a shop that looked so hideous. I'm 31 years old I don't wan't to be hidden away from the world buying a bra just because I have only one breast! Also if there is anyone out there who is a mastectomy bra designer, what about giving it a bit of OOooomph when it comes to your designs, like pretty straps, oh and maybe take into consideration the smaller one breasted women, I sometimes kinda feel like I'm wearing my grannys bra...
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1. The Silicone Hypersensitivity Panel , done through has existed for years and is once again gaining popularity but it should not be used to rule out breast implant illness as results vary from woman to woman and ingredients vary from implant to implant. It is a panel of 19 items, including materials commonly used in breast implants, and related possible irritants. Please note this test does NOT test for silicone levels within your body, only sensitivity to it. Testing for sensitivity to: Silicone, Silicates (silicon dioxide), Polyvinylpyrrolidone, Tin/stannous chloride, Titanium dioxide, Petroleum byproducts of Xylene, Toluene, Benzene, Latex, Phenol, Formaldehyde, Vinyl chloride, Green #5, Blue #2, Violet #2, Aspergillus niger, Candida albicans, Aluminum.