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linny b
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Joined: Jul 2011

Has anyone experienced cellulitis in the breast after surgery/reconstruction? I just had it a second time, the first time I lost the expander and was in the hospital for 5 days, this time I was in the hospital for 2 days, on antibiotics for 2 weeks. I'm petrified of loosing the new implant, it's taken me over a year to get to this point.

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Joined: Jun 2010

In Feb. 2010 I had a right mastectomy with tissue expander insertion and developed cellulitis. I took oral antibiotics for 10 days and was fine. About a month ago (6/13/2011) my expander was exchanged for a permanent implant and I had a breast reduction on the left (non-cancer) side. Once again, I developed cellulitis and took huge doses of oral amoxicillin. I was fine within a couple of days. I am sorry to hear that you are having such a hard time. Good luck.


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Megan M
Posts: 3001
Joined: Dec 2009

I haven't had this, as, I had a lumpectomy. I wanted to say that I will be praying that you won't lose this implant and that you will be fine. Keep us updated.

Hugs, Megan

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