High white blood count and bottoming out, what are my options?

I am 12 mos. post op and my breasts are beautiful but they HURT!!!!!! I weigh 114 lbs. and have silicone 425. I do not want to remove them but have a chronic high (13000) wbc count and worry my body is perceiving the implants as an intruder. What are my options? Is it dangerous to not remove them? Cost is a factor.

Your breast implants should not hurt at 12 months so you need an examination by your plastic surgeon for a diagnosis of what is causing the pain. If the implants feel tight you may be developing a capsule. The elevation of your white blood cell count needs to be evaluated by a Hematologist. It would only be related to your implants if something like a capsule or infection is going on around the implant. Please be seen by your doctor.

Brooke R. Seckel MD, FACS
Brooke R. Seckel MD, FACS
170 Commonwealth AvenueBostonMA02116US

Brooke R. Seckel MD, FACS

170 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

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Definitely see a board certified plastic surgeon for an evaluation. It is possible that your white count is related to your breast implants, but also possible it is not. If they are bottoming out, there are solutions for that as well.

Brent Moelleken MD, FACS
Brent Moelleken MD, FACS
601 E Arrellaga StSanta BarbaraCA93103US

Brent Moelleken MD, FACS

601 E. Arrellaga St., Suite 103,
Santa Barbara, CA, 93103, United States

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An elevated white cell count needs to be investigated. It is very possible this has nothing to do with the breast implants. Start with your family physician who can compare your present white cell count to previous counts if available, and evaluate the breast, along with your plastic surgeon's input. It would be very helpful to get a hematologist involved in the workup.

Samir F. Shureih MD
Samir F. Shureih MD
10 E 31st StBaltimoreMD21218US

Samir F. Shureih MD

10 East 31st Street, Baltimore, MD, 21218,
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