Testing for breast implant sickness?

Hi there!

My mother directed me to this line of research, as I've had unexplained health issues for 5 years now. From reading some of the documents on the Plastikos site I have a few questions. Do illnesses caused by breast implants (smooth saline) cause a positive ANA test and increased white blood cell counts? From the articles I'd *think* they would, but not sure. And are there any other tests? (such as a blood test that looks for silicone, or molds?)

Thank you! This is intriguing, but I wouldn't want to blindly go through a surgery if it wasn't the definitive cause...

Problems

Some patients can develop a positive ANA due to silicone exposure even with just the shell exposure.  Increased white counts are usually due to co infections from the immune problems that implants can cause.  There are no blood tests, as this is a clinical diagnosis.

Chronic elevated WBC

I feel like my doctor just doesn't want to acknowledge a problem. I think she has implants and has no issues so I don't. I have raynauds disease, adrenal insufficiency, Autoimmune Thyroiditis, Enlarged neck lymph nodes, rheumatoid arthritis, and none of this is related to free silicone in her mind. My WBC stays in the 10 range.

I was tested for Silicone years ago

I was tested for Silicone many years ago and it came out negative. Years after that, my implants ruptured. One was intracapsular, one was extracapsular. The surgeon that explanted me stated that she could not get all of the silicone and there were two severe areas of mastitis. I now have several autoimmune disorders and enlarged lymph nodes in my neck. I also had this eruption on one breast last year at Christmas that was not a sebaceous cyst and I wonder if it was a silicone granuloma that erupted. I am at a loss as to what to do. I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.

treatment

I would recommend a chest wall clean out and removal of any abnormal silicone laden axillary lymph nodes. Email me at drkolb@plastikos.com. You will also need antifungals, treatment of coinfections, and detoxification.

positive ana and high wbc

I have also had a positive ANA and my wbc stays between 10 and 12. I have a lot of the symptoms of implant illness. The weight gain, aching muscles and joints, fatigue, depression and anxiety. I've had my implants (McGhan smooth saline) for 14 years and have been sick for about the last 8 years. It's only been recently that I started making the connection that my implants are making me sick.