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Hi again all...

My fiance has had breast implants. Our question is has anyone experienced any dificulties related to the chest x-rays, physical exam or surgery report requirements???

Not sure where to post this but my fiance is in the Philippines so maybe the question should be specific about the exam at SLEC??

We just want to be prepared if they require a report and if the implants might cause any problems in the X-ray...

Thanks so much and Happythanksgiving to all...

Chris & Kris too..

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Hi again all...

My fiance has had breast implants. Our question is has anyone experienced any dificulties related to the chest x-rays, physical exam or surgery report requirements???

Not sure where to post this but my fiance is in the Philippines so maybe the question should be specific about the exam at SLEC??

We just want to be prepared if they require a report and if the implants might cause any problems in the X-ray...

Thanks so much and Happythanksgiving to all...

Chris & Kris too..

Before they do the x-ray, the doctor will ask a beneficiary what kind surgery she/he has had in their entire life.The doctor will make decision after that.

Happy Thanksgiving too...


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Thanks... any and all info helps. She has never had any other type of surgery but we will make sure she has the doctors report before the exam... just to want to have all the ducks in a row!

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Many women have implants. Women get mammograms with implants. No biggy.


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Many women have implants. Women get mammograms with implants. No biggy.

2nd this. IMO, I would bring some form of documentation of the procedure being performed.

Keep us abreast of your situation in order to help others in the future.

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Thanks guys... Our main concern is not the effect on her but if the implants might cause any problems for the reading of the x-ray or results... She has never been exposed to TB or ever had any serious chest problems... I probably should have expained our concern a bit better... So thanks again... You are all a real comfort to everyone going through these crazy and confusing processes...

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Keep us abreast of your situation in order to help others in the future.

Really?

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Thanks guys... Our main concern is not the effect on her but if the implants might cause any problems for the reading of the x-ray or results... She has never been exposed to TB or ever had any serious chest problems... I probably should have expained our concern a bit better... So thanks again... You are all a real comfort to everyone going through these crazy and confusing processes...

OP,

Maybe this helps?

http://www.simplybreastimplants.com/breast_augmentation_risks/mammorgram_interference.html

A mammogram is a specialized x-ray of the breast tissue. It is recommended that women have a mammogram yearly starting at 40 years of age. While most breast lumps are usually benign, some aren't. It is important to always do monthly self-breast exams so that you "know" your breasts. Breasts are lumpy, and it is important for you to know the "geography" of your breasts. Any time you find a suspicious lump, it is paramount that you contact your doctor for further evaluation.

Breast implants can interfere with mammography screenings as they can hide questionable lumps and lesions during mammogram screenings. Obviously, if there is a history of breast cancer in your family, this is something to consider prior to getting breast implants.

During a mammogram, your breast is placed between two flat plates, which are then compressed so that your breast is firmly between the plates. Once positioned properly, the x-ray technician will take an x-ray. Typically, in women without breast implants, two x-rays are taken of each breast. This procedure is not painful, just a little uncomfortable. If you do experience pain, let your technician know.

Women with breast implants should always let their mammogram technician know that they have breast implants since mammograms are performed a bit differently on women with breast implants. Implanted women usually have the Eklund Technique performed during their mammograms. The Eklund Technique was originally designed as a technique to use on women with subglandular (over the muscle) breast implant, but has shown to be helpful in women with submuscular implants as well. Even with this advanced technique, it is possible that not all breast tissue will be seen on the mammogram.

- See more at: http://www.simplybreastimplants.com/breast_augmentation_risks/mammorgram_interference.html#sthash.laMHxcmv.dpuf

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2nd this. IMO, I would bring some form of documentation of the procedure being performed.

Keep us abreast of your situation in order to help others in the future.

Regards

Haha! lol

Radiologists are experienced with reading Xrays of women with implants. This should not deter them from evaluating TB. It may require a lateral chest view in addition to the usual PA view. Mammograms are for breast tissue and surrounding chest wall evaluation only...not lung tissue.

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Haha! lol

Radiologists are experienced with reading Xrays of women with implants. This should not deter them from evaluating TB. It may require a lateral chest view in addition to the usual PA view. Mammograms are for breast tissue and surrounding chest wall evaluation only...not lung tissue.

Oh, okay thanks LD. That makes sense. I wasn't aware that that was what they were screening for...TB

OP, please disregard my last post...I thought it was perhaps germane to your concern.

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Oh, okay thanks LD. That makes sense. I wasn't aware that that was what they were screening for...TB

OP, please disregard my last post...I thought it was perhaps germane to your concern.

Well that and any other possible lung disease.

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2nd this. IMO, I would bring some form of documentation of the procedure being performed.

Keep us abreast of your situation in order to help others in the future.

Regards

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