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453893 tn?1205859801

Breast implants and nodular density

I had breast implants on August 8th 2007. Seven months later, last week, I had a mammogram which revealed an 8mm nodular density on the upper right breast. This morning an ultrasound confirmed the presence of this white mass, so a biopsy has been scheduled for tomorrow.
There is no lump in the breast, only this shadow. This breast is more sensitive and hurts consistently. The scar under the right breast hasn't healed at the same speed of the left breast scar. I believe that this might have to do with the fact that four days after my surgery (my implants) was done, a lady at church huged me really strong and compressed that area. After that moment my right breast hasn't stopped aching.
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322973 tn?1239904438
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Hi,
I am assuming that you had breast implants for augmentation (size enhancement) , and not for reconstruction (after mastectomy etc).
Breast implants, especially the silicone gel variety used in the 1980's and 1990's, were known to rupture and leak. Currently, saline filled implants are widely used in the USA, and newer materials are undergoing tests.
Your concern is whether the strong hug soon after surgery may have caused trauma, and possible leak/rupture of the implant, with subsequent pain. It is difficult to say with certainty if this is indeed the case.
Your right breast has been hurting for seven months now. Did you undergo any tests during this time (prior to last weeks mammogram)? Was any imaging done after the incident in the church?
Have you got the result of the biopsy? Do let me know. All the best.
The incidence of breast cancer has not been proven to increase in women who have undergone implants.
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Avatar universal
Hi,

What does your breast specialist have to say about this?

This could be scar tissue, but only a biopsy can confirm it for sure.

If it is scar tissue, it is removed surgically or excised by your breast surgeon.

You could try some warm compresses, breast massage and pain relief medications till then.

Let us know whether pain relief medications help in your case.

Keep us posted about what your doctor advises.

Regards.
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