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Explant 4 months post op

I am reaching out to find others that have experienced what I am living. I had saline implants at age 50, (4 years ago)I was in excellent health, as much research as I did and people I knew, I had never heard any of the stories where things don't go right. After the surgery I pulled something in my right breast that to this day causes pain. The explant(4 months ago) was suppose to be the answer, a simple operation and I would be my old self. The only way to explain what I feel is a raw, muscular ache that has only gotten worse. It is pretty much impossible to wear a regular bar, is there anyone that can direct me to a Dr. in Birmingham AL? I am seriously thinking of driving to Atlanta.

Saline Breast Implants

Saline Breast implants can Leak from the Valves and Cause Bacterial infections in the Chest Wall - See Dr. Susan Kolb in Atlanta , Ga
She Saved my Life ! I Had Saline Breast Implants which one was Leaking from
The Defective Valve which Caused Two Bacterial Infections in my Chest Wall .

Go To Dr. Susan Kolb !

Please call Carolyn Salzmann

Please call Carolyn Salzmann law firm if you are interested in a lawsuit. You must have implants after 2007. This in not for women with older implants.
Here website is below.
Please call,I just got off the phone with her and she is very interested in helping but she is in the beginning stages of this and she doesn't know ALL the problems these implants can cause. the more women that call her the better. She is very very nice.

http://www.salzmannfirm.com/carolyn-salzmann/

Carolyn is is great. Really

Carolyn is is great. Really wants to help. Please call her today to discuss your situation and symptoms.

407.423.4560

trying to decide if I should have silicone implants removed

Originally, I had saline implants for reconstruction after breast cancer, then changed to silicone because I wanted a more natural look and feel. The first was 20 years ago and the last was 4 years ago. Now I am experiencing memory loss, clumsiness, spaciness, and an inability to concentrate. Also, muscle cramps. I am scared and feel a loss of control. I live in California and wonder where I should go for answers and possible explantation.

silicone toxicity

I would recommend explantation and antifungals and detoxification. Many patients from the west coast travel to Atlanta for this as it is not available there.

Four years ago I had a double

Four years ago I had a double mastectomy with reconsructive surgery - Allergan 410 silicone "gummy bear" implants. The past three months I have developed a very "angry" rash and have been to allergists and dermatologists...blood work, biopsies, allergy patch tests etc. The results show nothing. The rash continues to spread. In addition - I went to the plastic surgery who performed the implant surgery and told me in no way could these implants be the cause of the rash. I am at my wits end and truly believe they are the cause. Has anyone heard of any other patient with these symptoms? I am now researching doctors in the NYC area to have an explant performed. Thank you so much for your help

Addendum to above - I was

Addendum to above - I was told by 2 doctors it is eczema - and some say it is not. Either way, eczema is an autoimmune disease, and I still relate it to the implants. Thank you again.

rash

If it is eczema, try avoiding gluten. Implants with biotoxins from mold can cause a reaction to gluten in some patients. Most rashes in breast implant patients are fungal.

rash

This is the beginning of a whole lot of other problems...you haven't seen anything yet, these things are not safe and why women don't get together and put a moratorium on these thing is baffling to me...take your power back ladies...you have more power then you think!!!!!!!!

Make sure they remove the

Make sure they remove the pocket of tissue in addition to the implant. I have heard that implants can cause rashes. You will probably not find a dr that will tell you it's from your implants. They also try to get you to get new implants, as though you are somehow less without them. Also the implants should be sent for testing. Dr kolb has them cultured. She is one of the few doctors that has taken a stand against implants. I have done extensive research looking for a doctor, and as soon as my toddler can get in an out of a bed by herself I'm scheduling an appointment with Dr. Kolb!

Make sure they remove the

Make sure they remove the pocket of tissue in addition to the implant. I have heard that implants can cause rashes. You will probably not find a dr that will tell you it's from your implants. They also try to get you to get new implants, as though you are somehow less without them. Also the implants should be sent for testing. Dr kolb has them cultured. She is one of the few doctors that has taken a stand against implants. I have done extensive research looking for a doctor, and as soon as my toddler can get in an out of a bed by herself I'm scheduling an appointment with Dr. Kolb!

She is a Hypocrite

"She is one of the few doctors that has taken a stand against implants."

Really?! haha SHE HAS SALINE IMPLANTS HERSELF - what kind of stand is that?

saline implants

I have saline implants because when I asked if I should replace them, I heard that "yes, it is not over yet". Because I replaced with Mentor smooth saline, I was able to figure out the biotoxin problem with saline which is different than the silicone toxicity. This is outlined in the book and we are now able to get women out of wheelchairs who have severe neurotoxicity from mold biotoxins (misdiagnosed as MS) with defective saline implants. So, following your spiritual guidance (like when I was told in meditation to get Dow Corning silicone implants in the first place), is sometimes important. And haha to you as well. What have you contributed to others that help them get over a life threatening illness?

Make sure they remove the

Make sure they remove the pocket of tissue in addition to the implant. I have heard that implants can cause rashes. You will probably not find a dr that will tell you it's from your implants. They also try to get you to get new implants, as though you are somehow less without them. Also the implants should be sent for testing. Dr kolb has them cultured. She is one of the few doctors that has taken a stand against implants. I have done extensive research looking for a doctor, and as soon as my toddler can get in an out of a bed by herself I'm scheduling an appointment with Dr. Kolb!

rash

Silicone implants leak so this could also be an allergic reaction to silicone and chemicals. Try hydrocortisone cream on one part of the rash and Lamisil cream on another part and see which one works. I would recommend explantation in any event.

RASH

Yes i have had a rash on my arms now spreading to my shoulders and back. Nothing helps the itching or pain for very long. I have seen several doctors. I believe in my heart that my implants caused this. I had my explanted 4 weeks ago, with an increase in symptoms. I believe removing the implants got everything going again.. I have a phone appt with Dr Kolb in Atlanta on Tuesday of next week. I am praying for answers and my health back.

RASH

Yes i have had a rash on my arms now spreading to my shoulders and back. Nothing helps the itching or pain for very long. I have seen several doctors. I believe in my heart that my implants caused this. I had my explanted 4 weeks ago, with an increase in symptoms. I believe removing the implants got everything going again.. I have a phone appt with Dr Kolb in Atlanta on Tuesday of next week. I am praying for answers and my health back.

Analysis

The only person I know that does this is Pierre Blais.

silicone

Dow Corning provided silicone to some of the manufacturers.

DO NOT SEND YOUR IMPLANTS TO

DO NOT SEND YOUR IMPLANTS TO THE MANUFACTURER OR ANYBODY ELSE WHICH CAN BE INVOLVED IN THE PROTECTION OF CORPORATE BRANDS

PIP BREAST IMPLANTS

WHO PROVIDED THE INDUSTRAIL STRENGTH SILICONE TO PIP BREAST IMPLANTS ?

cysts and fibroids from saline breat implants?

Can saline breast implants disrupt the endocrine system just from the saline outer shell alone, with no infection? Can the ingredients of the outer shell contribute to estrogen dominance and cysts and fibroids?

endocrine problems

Endocrine problems in saline patients usually are due to biotoxins from mold but some plastics do cause estrogen dominence.

Saline Breast Implants

I was wondering if anyone has had major Gastrointestinal issues with Saline implants. I've had implants for 3years. Shortly after I began having upset stomach, gurgling, and gas. It has continued, I have been to 2 different GI doctors and was diagnosed with IBS. Has anyone had similiar problems?

GI problems

IBS in implant patients is usually due to an immune problem causing dysbiosis or overgrowth of unfriendly bacteria and fungi. I would recommend Nystatin oral solution, probiotics, and glutamine to heal the gut along with a diet free of wheat (gluten) and dairy until the problem resolves.

IBS

This is just the beginning, your Gut is your second brain...from here it's Lupis symptoms...MS symptoms...head rash...head buzzing...chronic fatigue...fungal problems...like your world is falling apart...because it is~~~and they are still saying they are safe??????

Joan Mencl

Leaking saline

Hi I have had my saline breast implants for nine yrs now and I have been getting very sick often w throwing up and just no energy. I have been having this prob since four mos now. I went to see my gun doc and she said that she thought it may be leaking. I wasn't aware because I just forget that their there. But yeah for mos and mos now I have been getting so sick. Could it be from the implants leak? I'm scheduled 29th of July for another breast aug, this time w the gel implants. I don't know but it's got me wondering also. And yeah I don't believe that a plastic surgeon is going to admit to anything even if they know the truth, it'll be a loss for them.

Saline VS Silicone

Hello, I live in Orlando, Florida and I am post explant from a doctor in Sarasota by the name of Marguerite Barnett...she's wonderful. I have been sick for going on seven years and it took me about 6 months to figure out how deathly ill these things had made me. I highly recommend you do research prior to having the gel put in but if you research it, you'll be sure to find out these things have harmed so many women and taken away their health, their confidence, happiness and livelyhoods you just cannot deny these things can be super harmful. The surgeons, doctors and FDA will not tell you the real story so you have to hear it from the many women who have suffered. Good luck and I hope you take your power back.

explantation

We recommend total capsulectomy, drain for a week, antifungals around the time of surgery, removal of silicone laden axillary lymph nodes, immune and endocrine support, and detoxification of silicone, chemicals, and biotoxins around the time of surgery. This is important for recovery.

Yes!!!!

Yes!!!!

reply to gi issues with saline implants

I too have lots of gi issues and diagnosed with IBS in 2004. I just found out from an article and testing at my tcm herb doctor that I could have Silicone Dioxide Toxicity from my Saline Implants. Trying to get them removed asap.

Yeast infections

I have had saline implants for 18 years (the same ones). I have struggled over the years off and on with vaginal yeast infections. Ten years ago when our first child was born we got thrush several times and that happened with each of my three children. About 3 years ago I started getting recurrent yeast infections and now I have to take probiotics and eat a strict diet containing very little carbohydrates to prevent yeast infections. Could this be due to contaiminated implants?

vaginal yeast infections

Contaminated implants can contribute to a T cell immune deficiency that may manifest in infections with yeast and mold. High mercury levels also may contribute. See The Silicone Immune Protocol for suggestions.

Lawyer and Toxicologist

What lawyer has sued, or is suing, the plastic surgeons and manufacturers for mold in breast implants? Also, is there a toxicologist that should be testing our blood for biotoxins, chemicals and heavy metals before explantation?

lawyer

I do not know specific lawyers who are suing the implant companies. Try the saline support board on Yahoo as some of these women may have suggestions. See the radio interviews on Temple of Health with Dr. Staninger for the toxicology issues with implants. There is no blood test for biotoxins (we do have an eye test however), and the tests used for other chemicals are not covered by insurance. We know which chemicals were used in the implants, so if they are breaking down and the patient is symptomatic, detox of these chemicals is logical and effective.

Saline implants

I was thinking of having my implants out. I have had them for 19 years and I am 39 years old. I was hoping if I had them out I would feel better. I have had chronic fatigue, dizziness, joint pain, muscle pain, very sensitive central nervous system, intolerance to heat and cold, sensitivity to light, brain fog, intolerance to alcohol and caffeine and most supplements and medications for years. Before implants I had none of these problems. Problems started about two years after implants and have gotten worse over the years. Is there a way to tell if the implants are to blame? Is there testing that can be done for mold, fungus etc?

Sandra

I had all those systems you are talking about and found out I have Celiac Disease You should get tested.

Saline implants

I was thinking of having my implants out. I have had them for 19 years and I am 39 years old. I was hoping if I had them out I would feel better. I have had chronic fatigue, dizziness, joint pain, muscle pain, very sensitive central nervous system, intolerance to heat and cold, sensitivity to light, brain fog, intolerance to alcohol and caffeine and most supplements and medications for years. Before implants I had none of these problems. Problems started about two years after implants and have gotten worse over the years. Is there a way to tell if the implants are to blame? Is there testing that can be done for mold, fungus etc?

Breast implant disease

Breast implants should be changed out every ten years. Patients with these symptoms should have explantation without reimplantation. Causes of these symptoms are biotoxins from mold in or around the implant, silicone sensitivity, intracellular infection exacerbated by the immune problems with implants. I use the clinical history, check for mold in the environment (which may have contaminated the implants), do a visual contrast sensitivity test to detect biotoxins, and if one has only biotoxin symptoms, a trial of antifungals to see if there is improvement can be done. This is a complex disease with three different types of toxicity, so read the book.

Pregnancy

I have had saline, sub-muscle breast implants for almost 3 years. I am in my 38 week of pregnancy and feel sudden sharp pains in one of my breast. Is this normal with pregnancy, or is there something wrong with my implant that is causing the pain?

pain

Pain is not caused by the pregnancy.

Pain

This pain is possibly due to something wrong with the implant or in the breast tissue from hormone changes.

Probable Silicone Toxicity with complications

My name is Teresa. Not sure where to begin. I am happy to have found this site after finding on CT scan that I have a thymoma. I have gone to see a neurologist to coordinate clinically with Myasthenia Gravis. My symptoms are more of silicone toxicity than MG. I informed the doctor of my theory that my breast implants have caused these problems that I am having. He, of-course said that people of all ages and sexes get thymomas but was willing to order a PET scan when I asked to assess this thymoma as maybe it is lymphoma or a mediastinal lymphadenopathy. He agreed. I am now trying to reach PMD to order silicone antibodies and levels. I will push for them. My concern now is that I need open chest surgery as well as implant explantation. There is no way I will be able to coordinate them together as there are no explant doctors in this area. I would fly to Atlanta to have the explantation if I didn't have this other issue at hand. I am not sure which I should have done first as the recooperation time for an open thymectomy will be super long and I need it fairly urgently as there is apparent nerve impingement. I am coughing and my left vocal cord has been paralyzed for 5 weeks now. This thing is obviously growing. MD noticed a lump over my thyroid and now having an US done for that. I am actively looking for an explant PS and will consult in between my other appts. My implants are over 15 years old and textured. I started having symptoms a couple of years ago. Foggy brain, fibromyalgic type symptoms with weakness, muscle pain and fatigue, anxiety, and insomnia. To explant or remove tumor first ?? I am very afraid of my outcome with all that is going on.

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