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I have had breast enlargement with silicon implant since three years. Now i feel something wrong in my left breast. Isultrasound enough to discover tumor ?

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Dr. Gary Tuma
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Breast change

There are a number of things this could be.
The most common is rupture of the implant. I would recommend an evaluation by your surgeon, an ultrasound and possibly a mri.

In brief: Breast change

There are a number of things this could be.
The most common is rupture of the implant. I would recommend an evaluation by your surgeon, an ultrasound and possibly a mri.
Dr. Gary Tuma
Dr. Gary Tuma
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Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

Physicial exam by a breast specialist who is familair with your surgical history and breast anatomy is important.
Ultrasound can help rule in or rule out certain things like cysts or other types of masses. A mammogram is still helpful and other imaging may help if needed for clarification with ct or MRI on occassion.

In brief: Sometimes

Physicial exam by a breast specialist who is familair with your surgical history and breast anatomy is important.
Ultrasound can help rule in or rule out certain things like cysts or other types of masses. A mammogram is still helpful and other imaging may help if needed for clarification with ct or MRI on occassion.
Dr. Chad Levitt
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sometimes

By your history & age, i would be more concerned about a problem with your implant rather than a tumor. Regardless, i would start by seeing a breast surgeon and getting an ultrasound (many of us offer this in our office).
If unclear, an MRI is usually the gold standard for checking for implant rupture. I usually steer clear of mammograms for 30 yr old women. Take care.

In brief: Sometimes

By your history & age, i would be more concerned about a problem with your implant rather than a tumor. Regardless, i would start by seeing a breast surgeon and getting an ultrasound (many of us offer this in our office).
If unclear, an MRI is usually the gold standard for checking for implant rupture. I usually steer clear of mammograms for 30 yr old women. Take care.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: MRI / Mammogram

I would recommend that you start with a mammogram.
It is still the gold standard in breast screening. In addition mris are used to detect silicone leak from the implants.

In brief: MRI / Mammogram

I would recommend that you start with a mammogram.
It is still the gold standard in breast screening. In addition mris are used to detect silicone leak from the implants.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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