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Silicone in lymph nodes

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Re: Silicone in lymph nodes

Joanne 

Yes I think if the lymphs don't cause the issue you could leave them.

I have silicon possibly in 5 of them but the one is quite huge and painful. It is like a ball under my armpit.

I don't want to remove all of them - just the big one. At least the doctor says that. Ideally I would love 

the silicone to dissapear completely by itself. I am praying for that !

 

Kasia 

 

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Thanks Kasia. My affected nodes are in the middle of my chest (who knew lymph nodes were even there) so he would have to break my breast bone to get them. That's my plastic surgeon, the breast unit consultant was pretty unsympathetic . He said basically that the lymph nodes had done their job, mopping up stray nasties, so just get on with it. Good luck for your surgery next week,

 

Jo x

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Hi Joanne

ok well the doctor says to remove the capsules ( like he couldn’t remove it at first !) , the big lymph node - under my armpit - not the chest and the 2 lumps I have just below the armpit on the right side of my chest.

the MRI results will come tomorrow.

The thing is - I feel good. I mean - absolutely no issues apart from the right side - I feel that lump and don’t overuse my right arm.

I am a climber and seriously I’ve had enough but I’m patient. 

I don’t want any more implants in my life and I’m happy as I am now without the implants. 

My breast implants weren’t big anyway and I’m really not happy it caused such a problem.

 

I will let you know on Wednesday as my next surgery is due next week. 

 

Kasia 

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Hi, I just found out that I have silicone on both sides in my armpits as well as chest. My implants were ruptured last year but no solicon was picked up on any of my scans and I was told it was intracupsular rupture which means it was still within fhe silicon wall. 1 year laterI am told silicone is in my lymph nodes and chest. I am confused and worried.

i had breast cancer in 2014 and I am worried that it can be cancer in the nodes. I am waiting for my surgeon to call me this week. Do you knkw if the ultra sound is acurate to tell if it is cancer or silicone? 

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Kasia, are the affected lymph nodes in your arm or chest? I was told mine are in my chest and it's a very difficult procedure so I'd be interested to hear how they will remove yours if that's where they are too.

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Hi 

so you have been living with the silicon in your lymph nodes for 4 years ?? 

I have such a situation but I’m having an MRI scan next week and I’m thinking of having the lymph node removed. 

 

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Hi 

I am in the same situation. 

But the doctor is waiting now till the inflammation goes away and we will decide.

I want to have a surgery that will remove one lymph node - the largest one only.

 

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I am in a similar position. I had pip implants replaced in may 2018 which had leaked into my lymph nodes, and since Nov 2018 have had arm and shoulder pain. Now one of my lymph nodes is tender and painful. My GP has recommended physio but I am going to go back to my surgeon. Very concerned.

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hi I hope you don't mind me commenting on this post I to have had a ruptured implant which leaked into my lymph nodes about 4 yrs ago.
I only found out because I had a lump under my arm so was sent for a scan.
I have since had the implant replaced and was told the lymph node would only be removed if it was causing a problem.
Just recently I 've had it rescanned because it's became very tender and I though it felt hard and now i am getting pain in my arm but I have been told by the doctor that it can't be any thing to do with the lump I don't know what to do?
Do I go but to the surgeon? I can't find any symptoms that you may get from this.
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I have been informed it is to late
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Hi my name is Marie I had pip implants 16 years ago and did not know until a car accident led to a rupture of both implants. Since this time I have had pain in breast and a scan revealed silicon in lymph nodes and breast tissue I am frightened about the side effects and worry about cancer. I have been advised that it is to late to seek compensation I did not even know I had pip until accident!
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Thanks for that information Alice. May I ask how they tested and confirmed it was silicone? My consultant believes that's what has caused my lymph nodes to be enlarged but says a biopsy would be a very difficult procedure.
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Joanne, I had PIP implants around Sept 2007. Towards the end of 2011 a rupture was diagnosed including a ball of silicone in my left armpit.
Towards the end of 2015 I had pain in the left breast again and a check showed silicone in the lymph glands. In January 2016 I was poorly with something like flu, and from March onwards I have suffered with a lot of pain/fatigue. After much investigation (it was attributed to an injury I had), I have now been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, which is, it transpires, a risk from silicone in your system.
I am trying to find information out about it all
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Re: Silicone in lymph nodes

Hi Joanne, just wanted to welcome you and say hello

 

 Am not aware of any british furore just now...tho that dorsnt mean its not happening.

 

so sorry about your implant!

 

i did have one 16 yrars ago and kept getting infections...not sure if it was your kind of implant tho. Anyway ended up with lymphoedema...but prob from the infections.

 

its really disappointing isnt it when things fail after you built up your hopesxx 

 

best wishesxx

 

Moijan💚💚💚

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Re: Silicone in lymph nodes

Hi JoanneF,

 

Thank you for sharing your story. I am sure some of our users will be along to share their experiences with PIP implants and show their support soon. 

 

In the meantime you can always post on our Ask the Nurse board or call our helpline on 0808 800 6000, who will be able to talk you through any questions you have and offer a friendly ear. The opening hours are below:

 

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
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Best wishes, 

Bonita 

 

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Silicone in lymph nodes

Apologies if this has already been covered but my searches on the forum haven't brought up anything recent.

I had a PIP implant which ruptured and last year a scan showed the lymph nodes in my chest to be enlarged. My consultant thinks this may be because silicone has leaked into them. Because of the position be hung my breast bone, a biopsy to confirm the cause is considered difficult.

Has anyone else experienced this? Do we know what the on going implications are?

On a separate but related matter, in Germany a number of women were compensated last month for failed PIP implants. Is anyone in the UK pursuing any action against the manufacturer's liability insurers?