Breast Implant Illness
and Silicone Toxicity Symptoms

Breast Implant Illness and Silicone Toxicity Symptoms

The earlier breast implant illness symptoms, as reported by the over 100,000 women in the Facebook group Breast Implant Illness and Healing By Nicole are fatigue/low energy, cognitive dysfunction (brain fog, memory loss), headaches, joint and muscle pain, hair loss, recurring infections, swollen lymph nodes and glands, rashes, IBS, problems with the thyroid and adrenals. Because breast implants can affect most body systems, symptoms are widespread and can be related to chemical and heavy metal toxicity, biotoxicity, immune dysfunction, auto-immune symptoms, neurological symptoms, endocrine symptoms and metabolic symptoms. Below, is a longer list of breast implant symptoms consistently reported by women of the Facebook group and which have been associated with breast implants. Once you recognize yourself in breast implant symptoms, it is best to stop wasting precious time and money on testing and misdiagnosis and go straight to explant

Breast Implant Illness Symptoms Consistently Reported by 100,000+ Women

  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog, memory loss
  • Muscle pain and weakness
  • Joint pain of neck, shoulder, back, hip, knees, hands/feet
  • Hair loss, dry hair
  • Premature aging of the skin
  • Skin itching, various rashes
  • Inflammation
  • Weight problems
  • Insomnia and poor sleep
  • Dry eyes, decline in vision
  • Hypothyroid
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Parathyroid problems
  • Diminishing hormones, early menopause
  • Low libido
  • Slow healing, easy bruising
  • Slow recovery after exercising
  • Vertigo
  • Headaches, migraines, ocular migraines
  • Throat clearing, cough, difficulty swallowing, choking
  • Reflux, GERD
  • Nausea, gastritis, leaky gut, SIBO
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Fevers, nightsweats, heat intolerance
  • Persistent viral and bacterial infections
  • UTI infections, Interstitial Cystitis
  • Yeast infections, Candida, Sinusitis (fungal)
  • Ear ringing
  • Metallic tastes
  • Sudden food intolerances and allergies
  • Heart palpitations, changes in heart, heart pain
  • Blood pressure problems
  • Swollen and tender lymph nodes of breast and underarm
  • Bouts of dehydration for no reason
  • Frequent urination
  • Numbness and tingling in limbs
  • Cold and discolored hands and feet
  • Chest discomfort, shortness of breath
  • Pain and burning sensation around the implant
  • Liver problems
  • Kidney problems
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Pancreatitis
  • Depression, anxiety, panic attacks
  • Feeling like you are dying
  • Symptoms or diagnoses of Fibromyalgia
  • Symptoms or diagnoses of Lyme
  • Symptoms or diagnoses of EBV
  • Symptoms or diagnose of autoimmune diseases such as Raynaud's Syndrome, Hashimoto's, Addison's Disease, Graves Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Lupus, Sjogren's Syndrome, Unspecified Connective Tissue Disease, POTS, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Multiple Sclerosis and others
  • Diagnoses or symptoms of BIA-ALCL, Breast Implant Associated B Cell Lymphoma, Breast Implant Associated Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Symptoms or diagnoses of other cancers known to be associated with breast implants such as Melanoma, brain cancer, Myeloma, respiratory cancer, various breast cancers, various lymphomas, various carcinomas and sarcomas
  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog, memory loss, cognition problems
  • Muscle pain and weakness
  • Joint pain of neck, shoulder, back, hip, knee, hands/feet
  • Hair loss, dry hair
  • Premature aging of skin
  • Skin itching, various rashes
  • Weight problems
  • Inflammation
  • Insomnia and poor sleep
  • Dry eyes, decline in vision
  • Hypothyroid
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Parathyroid problems
  • Diminishing hormones, early menopause, hysterectomy
  • Low libido
  • Slow healing, easy bruising
  • Slow recovery after exercise
  • Vertigo
  • Headaches, migraines, ocular migraines
  • Throat clearing, cough, difficulty swallowing, choking
  • Reflux, GERD
  • Nausea, gastritis, leaky gut, SIBO
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Fevers, night sweats, heat intolerance
  • Peristent bacterial and viral infections
  • UTI infections, Interstitial Cystitis
  • Yeast infections, Candida, Sinusitis (fungal)
  • Ear ringing
  • Metallic tastes
  • Sudden new food intolerances and allergies
  • Heart Palpitations, heart changes, heart pain
  • Blood pressure problems
  • Swollen and tender lymph nodes of breast and underarm
  • Bouts of dehydration for no reason
  • Frequent urination
  • Numbness and tingling in limbs
  • Cold and discolored hands and feet
  • Chest discomfort, shortness of breath
  • Pain or burning around implant and underarm
  • Liver problems
  • Kidney problems
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Pancreatitis
  • Depression, anxiety, panic attacks
  • Feeling like you are dying
  • Symptoms or diagnoses of Fibromyalgia
  • Symptoms or diagnoses of EBV
  • Symptoms or diagnoses of Lyme
  • Symptoms or diagnoses of autoimmune diseases such as Raynaud's Syndrome, Hashimoto's, Addison's Disease, Graves Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Lupus, Sjogren's Syndrome, Unspecified Connective Tissue Disease, POTS, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Multiple Sclerosis and others
  • Symptoms or diagnoses of BIA-ALCL, Breast Implant Associated B Cell Lymphoma, Breast Implant Associated Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Symptoms or diagnosis of other cancers known to be associated with breast implants such as Melanoma, brain cancer, Myeloma, respiratory cancer, various breast cancers, various lymphomas, various carcinomas and sarcomas

Why do Breast Implants Cause
Breast Implant Illness Symptoms?

Why do Breast Implants Cause Breast Implant Illness Symptoms?

Breast implant illness is not to do with the brand or type of implant that you have. Breast implant illness occurs in all brands and both saline and silicone implants and is a very multifaceted illness.

For both saline and silicone breast implants a strong and immediate response to the silicone shell directly after implantation may be predicated by your genes specifically HLA B27, HLA DR52 and HLA DR53 which are genes associated with being ill in the first year after implantation and a higher sensitivity to silicone. Even if you don’t have these specific genes your body will still respond to the fact that breast implants are large foreign objects implanted in your chest over fragile organs and glands which prompt a foreign body immune response as your body mounts a battle against the implants causing immune cell deficits and eventually autoimmune symptoms and diseases.  Immune cell deficits allow various infections to thrive in us which can be either bacterial, viral, fungal or parastical in nature and cause many of our symptoms.

Next, the array of toxic chemicals and heavy metals in silicone which are known endocrine disruptors, inflammatory, carcinogenic, cytotoxic and neurotoxic poison our fragile endocrine gland system, our immune system, our gut health and create toxicity in our organs and glands.   

With saline breast implants there is also the added element that many of the saline ports collect blood and tissue which can mold and these fungal organisms can cross from the implant fill valve directly into the implant and colonize the inside of the implant. Mold organisms produce metabolites know as biotoxins which are very toxic to us. 

The interior of all capsules is a perfect place for infections to grow and the inside of capsules necrotize over time.  Textures add another layer of toxicity as they soak up body fluids and provide a perfect space for microorganisms to reside.  Textures also flake off and are carried away by immune cells to lymph and aggravate the lymphatic system perhaps even causing cancer of lymph and immune system.  

Many of us also have pathogens or parasites in our gut due to bad gut health and even past our gut as they cross the gut barrier due to leaky gut and because there is little immune opposition to them due to immune deficits. Due to poor gut health we cannot digest our foods and are depleted of many necessary nutrients and due to autoimmune processes our guts and bodies are full of inflammation. 

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This Post Has 93 Comments

  1. Lindsay

    To share insight into your question regarding if a PET/CT scan will show an issue in the breast bone…

    PET/CT scans are not available for use as a “screening” or “surveillance” tool. In order for a PET/CT scan to be warranted, a patient would need to have a confirmed cancer. Even with a confirmed cancer, performing a PET/CT scan prior to treatment is often not reimbursable as most insurance companies would rather use a different, less expensive scan, to identify disease, such as a nuclear medicine bone scan. PET/CT scans cost $6K+ and expose patients to radiation, which is why they are not readily available to the general public. Although, radiographically, one or both of these scans could be read as positive (inflammation or cancer), no doctor would ever treat a patient on these findings alone. They would want pathological supported evidence as well, so a biopsy (to confirm cancer) would be needed before treatment such as chemo or radiation therapy would ever be performed if it was suspected that breast bone was affected by metastatic spread.

    If you were hopeful that a PET/CT scan could be done to ease your concerns about breast bone pain, I am afraid that option is likely not one you will be able to use. I wish you well in finding a resolution to your pain.

    1. Kim

      I apologize for the vagueness of my questions…. a PET/CT scan was already done, and the area of the breast bone “lit up.” (I also need to clarify that I am asking on behalf of a colleague, who is too nervous to ask the questions). She recently had a surgery to fix her implants, as one broke through the stitching on the inside, causing a “uniboob” effect. We are hoping the increasing pain and the scan result are somehow due to the implants. Thank you all for your help!

  2. Rebecca

    Is there a specialist that you can see to be tested? I have almost all of the symptoms. But how do I know for sure?

  3. Kim

    Question… does anyone know if breastbone pain could be a symptom? Or if a pet scan that shows an issue at the breast bone?

    1. Nicole

      Hi Kim,
      Yes, breastbone pain can be a symptom of breast implants.

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