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the breast with the implant is swollen and red and hard and itchy and hurts

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes it is: Most needle biopsies heal within 7-10 days. But if they were more vigorous and bruised the breast a bit, it might take 2 weeks to heal. The fact that ... Read More
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Dr. Trachella Johnson foy
19 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: This is often a natural part of the healing process. Cool compress may help as well as local topical cream for the itch or irritation. The fact that ... Read More
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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it is : It may be normal as long as it is not hot, red and tender.But if it does not go away see your doctor.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Scar tissue capsule: For reasons we do not completely understand, the scar tissue around an implant may begin to shrink and contract making the implant feel hard. We call ... Read More
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends on timing: Immediate hardening may be due to bleeding and should be promptly addressed. Delayed hardening is most likely due to capsular contracture -- tightenin ... Read More
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Scar Tissue: Every breast implant placed will develop a thin layer of scar tissue around it; this is called a “capsule”. If this layer of scar tissue becomes thic ... Read More
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Contact biopsy MD: Please contact your breast biopsy MD who can examine the area and determine if here is an infection, hematoma, or part of the original biopsied lump,
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layth Maolood
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Eczema or ringworm?: Dry and itchy spot is probably eczema. You could try 1% Hydrocortisone cream otc for a week. If that does not help then an topical antifungal for 2 we ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Usually can be done: Breastfeeding is healthy for mother and child and certainly may be difficult or not possible for certain mothers regardless of breast surgery. General ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ram Kalus
Dr. Ram Kalus answered
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Several things.: Scar tissue may form around the implant known as "capsular contracture". This can cause pain or discomfort and may require revision surgery. A proper ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Speak with your doc: There are various reasons this may be happening. Consider discussing with your plastic surgeon.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perry Milman
47 years experience Gastroenterology
Angiomas : It sounds like you have angiomas. They are benign and of no concern. There is no reason to remove them, except for cosmetic appearance.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a prope ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breast exam: Any sudden change in the breast is worth checking out. At your age of 16 this is most likely a skin issue than a breast issue. Start with your primary ... Read More
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