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    Is there any reason to remove breast implants with a diagnosis of MS
    An_244724 posted:
    Prophylatic mastectomy and reconstruction with implant surgery, led to "frozen" sholder, which led to testing that led to diagnois of MS...
    hackwriter responded:
    Talk to your neurologist about this issue. Since MS is a demyelinating disease of the Central Nervous System, there isn't likely any direct connection there. However, we do know that emotional and/or physical stress (such as those experienced as the result of surgeries) can temporarily touch off MS symptoms in some patients. We also know that viruses and other infections can be triggers that activate MS that had been previously benign. Keep a symptom log and discuss with your doctor.

    You might also repost this to the attention of Dr. Lava, he is our resident expert on MS. He usually pops in on Fridays to answer questions.

    An_244724 responded:
    Thank you...I have no idea how to repost specifically to Dr. Lava

    There was a staph infection involved too....very interesting...
    hackwriter replied to An_244724's response:
    You can make a new post with a title heading "Dr. Lava" and then cut and paste the text of your original post.

    Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff replied to hackwriter's response:
    Good evening - I can forward to Dr. Lava for you.

    Neil S Lava, MD responded:
    I am not aware of any scientific evidence that associates breast implants with multiple sclerosis. I don't see a reason to have these removed.

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