My breast prosthesis

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Avatar n tn The only thing to be cautious about which wouldn't apply in your case (bilat.) is if you don't try to equalize the wt. between your normal breast and the prosthesis. You can develop posture problems if you aren't balanced. You wouldn't think such a small difference would cause trouble but it does. I personally selected a contact prosthesis by Amoena the last time. I said I would NEVER but compared to the other type I wouldn't be without the contact type now.
Avatar n tn because after pregnancy my breast become saggy n soft as like balloon plz help me out my hubby didnt like them he wants larger n firmer... so plzzz tell about breast enlargements cream which one is the best...
Avatar f tn i am just 44kg that is underweight for my age. my height is 5 '1.i need to have big breast because i feel embarrased goin outside wat may have cause it. sopmetimes my menstruation also becomes irregular.
Avatar f tn I am on the second week post op from my lumpectomy. Everything has been fine. I had stitches removed. Now my breast is swollen and it feel hard. Is this normal? I am not sure if I should use heat or ice. How long does this part last? ACK!!
Avatar f tn ) I can't feel anything and I am stitched up at the time awaiting surgery. I can not sleep on my left side and would never even try to sleep on my stomach! I am tired of being so uncomfortable and reminded daily that I am UNCOMFORTABLE! I am considering having both implants removed. This is what my doc wants to do: Remove implants and put in smaller implants with product called Alloderm over the top of the left implant to "thicken" up my very papery skin.
Avatar n tn My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 weeks ago. I don't know alot of information, she's only giving me a bits and pieces. Anyway, she's had a mammogram, an ultrasound and then a biopsy that came back positive for cancer. She supposed to have an lumpectomy and treatments. It was then decided to go ahead and do reconstruction at the same time. She had an appt. yesterday about the reconstruction and was asked if it had spread to the lymph nodes (which we don't know).
Avatar m tn Although my biopsy was done within a couple weeks following my mammogram; my breast surgery wasn't done until a little more than a month after the biopsy. Surgeon and Primary Care physician both said the delay would make no difference in the outcome.
Avatar n tn I had to have my tissue expander removed due to infection while undergoing chemotherapy in 1987. My plastic surgeon told me to "put a sock in my bra" until I could resume the plastic surgery. Well, I decided to not reconstruct for various reasons. Then once I found a good prosthesis and bra(which insurance is required to pay for every other year), I felt so much better. My "breast" looks and feels natural.
Avatar n tn I had a mastectomy on my right breast in August 2008 I had 2 x 3 months of chemo followed by radiation 6 weeks and Herceptin for 1 year. My breast is very sore and the prosthesis seems to hurt and bra rubs against my skin so that I have to wear a man's handkerchief to stop the rubbing. If I pick up the puppy it hurts like mad and the bones feel very tender. I haven't taken pain killers as I think we can't keep on taking them. Does anyone advise taking pain killers and does Valium help.
Avatar f tn All my day time nursing bras have underwire. My night time nursing bras are sports bra types.
Avatar n tn I will be having a double masectomy with breast reconstruction done at the same time. My plastic surgeon and breast surgeon agree that I am an excellent candidate for either breast implants or for using my own abdominal fat cells for the reconstruction. I need more information about the pros and cons of the options before deciding which type of reconstruction to go with.
458072 tn?1291418786 CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A Charlotte-area flight attendant and cancer survivor contacted WBTV after she says she was forced to show her prosthetic breast during a pat-down. Cathy Bossi lives in south Charlotte and has been a flight attendant for the past 32 years, working the past 28 for U.S. Airways. She reluctantly agreed. As a 3-year breast cancer survivor she says she didn't want the added radiation through her body. But, Bossi says she did agree. "The T.S.A.
Avatar f tn Newly 18, and my breasts are more than a cup size apart, the left breast is VERY underdeveloped and I'm wondering if it's normal, it seems very abnormal, I've never seen anything quite like it. I'm very self conscious about this and I'm wondering if anythign can fix it.
Avatar n tn I had tublar ductal breast cancer 17 years ago in 1991 at age 40. I was just diagnosed on (R) side with DCIS calcifications and ADH. I have decided to remove the breast b/c of fear of recurrence s/p lumpectomy and radiation and I fear radiation. My question - I have 2 consults this week with plastic surgeons. This website and other internet sites have helped me form questions to ask. It seems like the bloggers on this med help site are frought with huge results from reconstruction i.e.
Avatar n tn I have had a large amount of fluid there for months and it is difficult breathing when I bend over or by the end of the day when the fluid accumulates, both hands spread over the area where fluid is accumulated will not cover the size of the area. It is very uncomftable and limits my activities of daily living and working. I am tired all the time. I have been telling doctors about it for several long can I safely wait to have this fluid drained? What can I do to resolve this?
775793 tn?1245464085 I lost about 50lbs so my prosthesis my mom bought me after my breast was removed is like 3 sizes bigger than my breast is now. Oh yeah I just turned 30 years old.
Avatar n tn Hi Can you help? Im 30yrs and found a lump on my breast 5 weeks ago, I have breast implants, they are 2 1/2 years old. I had a ultra sound scan which shows a solid 1cm lump,its superficial to the prosthesis and needs to be biopsied. I have seen my surgeon who did my implants he said the implants are fine, excision biopsy or needle aspiration needs to be ultra sound guided to avoid rupture of the implant, he cant do this for me.
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713762 tn?1229611810 is it possible for her sister in law to donate her own breast tissue for my mother. my mom will be getting her breast removed but does not want implants and does not want her tummy cut open. couldnt my aunt just give some of her healthy tissue for the surgeon to put in my mothers breast?
Avatar n tn I feel even with prostesis, I may have the same problem. Any ideas? Some days I get so frustated, I want to just get rid of my good breast and not have this issue. I don't see any advantage in saving the other breast.
Avatar n tn Although I had a lumpectomy and did not have any prosthesis, a radiologist identified my seroma after surgery as being a prosthesis on my medical record. I told my PCP and he verified with my surgeon that there is no prosthesis, but no change was made to my medical record. Be sure to request a copy of the record and pursue it until it is changed.
Avatar n tn There has not been a day to go by that I do not think about the other breast getting infected and my not getting to it soon enough before it is elsewhere. I also take a multivitimin, 1500 mg of calcium, and 2 fruit, 2 vegetable juice plus capsules. Please give me your opinion on removing of left breast and if there are any other supplements I should be taking.
Avatar n tn I have had a mastectomy and am having skin irritation. I think I may be alergic to my prosthesis. However in this irritation I have found a pea sized growth that resembles a mole. Is this something I should worry about? I had only chemo and am presently taking tamoxifen. There was previous radiation therapy to the chest for Hodgkins 20 yrs. prior to the discovery of breast cancer.
Avatar m tn Breast augmentation is the only reliable method that is available. In this a breast implant which is a prosthesis is used to enlarge the size of the breasts. Please consult a plastic surgeon for that. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps.
Avatar f tn Everyone has told me that my case is special because none had had someone who was as large chested as I, except one who opted for the double mastectomy. 9 days ago I had a simple mastectomy of my right breast with a sentinel node biopsy. The majority of the path report is in and is favorable. I have, however, already begun to experience additional neck and upper back discomfort. Have any of you had the experience of being very large breasted and opted for the single mastectomy?
Avatar n tn Hi Can you help? Im 30yrs I found a lump on my breast 5 weeks ago, I have breast implants, they are 2 1/2 years old. I had a ultra sound scan which shows a solid 1cm lump, its superficial to the prosthesis and needs to be biopsied. I have seen my surgeon who did my implants he said the implants are fine, excision biopsy or needle aspiration needs to be ultra sound guided to avoid rupture of the implant, he cant do this for me.
Avatar f tn The chip they placed in my breast is not bothering me a bit, I don't think with the possibility of breast cancer looming before me I could care less about the tiniest titanium chip they marked in there. It is your life that is at risk after all. I hope you find someone asap.
Avatar f tn It is painful, but not excruciating, and I can't wear a bra and prosthesis. My surgeon blames the previous radiation, and me, for being too active. (By the way, I did not have any sort of reconstruction.) What are my options now? What would you recommend?
Avatar n tn I've since undergone an MRI which doesn't show any further areas of it in the same breast but the surgeon needs to go back in and get more tissue for clean margins on that cancer and do a sentinal node biopsy. I've been worried about having radiation since I was diagnosed in July as I've had CFIDS for 19 years and am concerned about how that would affect my immune system. I now seem to be facing the same questions again, only now I'm dealing with node status as well.