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BREAST IMPLANT ILLNESS SYMPTOMS

BREAST IMPLANT ILLNESS (BII) SYMPTOMS

Many of the symptoms reported to be associated with BII are non-specific, not diagnostic of BII, can be associated with other diseases and can be associated with typical primary care or general practitioner patients.

A list of symptoms reported associated with BII according to healingbreastimplantillness.com have been broken up in to systems to allow easier recognition and reference. These include:

BREAST
– PAIN AND OR BURNING SENSATION AROUND IMPLANT AND OR UNDERARM
– SYMPTOMS OF OR DIAGNOSIS OF BIA-ALCL LYMPHOMA

GENERAL
– FATIGUE OR CHRONIC FATIGUE
– HAIR LOSS, DRY SKIN AND HAIR
– PREMATURE AGING
– SLOW HEALING OF CUTS AND SCRAPES, EASY BRUISING
– SKIN RASHES
– ANXIETY, DEPRESSION AND PANIC ATTACKS
– FEELING LIKE YOU ARE DYING
– DIAGNOSIS OF CANCER

INFECTIVE / IMMUNOLOGY
– FEVERS, NIGHT SWEATS, INTOLERANT TO HEAT/COLD
– NEW AND PERSISTENT BACTERIAL AND VIRAL INFECTIONS
– SLOW CLEARING OF COMMON COLDS AND FLUES
– FUNGAL INFECTIONS, YEAST INFECTIONS, CANDIDA, SINUS AND UTI INFECTIONS
– ALLERGIES
– SWOLLEN AND TENDER LYMPH NODES IN BREAST AREA, UNDERARM, THROAT, NECK, GROIN
– TOXIC SHOCK SYMPTOMS
– SYMPTOMS OF OR DIAGNOSIS OF LYME DISEASE
– SYMPTOMS OF OR DIAGNOSIS OF EBV
– SYMPTOMS OF OR DIAGNOSIS OF AUTO-IMMUNE DISEASES, RAYNAUD’S SYNDROME, HASHIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS, RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, SCLERODERMA, LUPUS, SJOGREN’S SYNDROME, NONSPECIFIC CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISEASE, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

CARDIAC / CHEST
– HEART PALPITATIONS, CHANGES IN NORMAL HEART RATE OR HEART PAIN
– GENERAL CHEST DISCOMFORT SHORTNESS OF BREATH

METABOLISM / ENDOCRINE
– WEIGHT PROBLEMS
– HYPO/HYPER THYROID SYMPTOMS
– HYPO/HYPER ADRENAL SYMPTOMS
– ESTROGEN/PROGESTERONE IMBALANCE OR DIMINISHING HORMONES

CNS
– COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION (BRAIN FOG, DIFFICULTY CONCENTRATING, MEMORY LOSS)
– POOR SLEEP AND INSOMNIA
– DRY EYES, DECLINE IN VISION, VISION DISTURBANCES
– VERTIGO
– EAR RINGING
– HEADACHES, MIGRANES AND OCULAR MIGRANES

SEXUAL / URO-GYNAECOLOGY
– LOW LIBIDO
– HYSTERECTOMY
– FREQUENT URINATION
– KIDNEY DYSFUNCTION

MUSCULO-SKELETAL / NEUROLOGICAL
– MUSCLE PAIN AND WEAKNESS, JOINT PAIN
– INFLAMMATION
– SLOW MUSCLE RECOVERY AFTER ACTIVITY
– SORE AND ACHING JOINTS OF SHOULDERS, HIPS, BACKBONE, HANDS + FEET
– NUMBNESS/TINGLING SENSATIONS IN UPPER AND LOWER LIMBS
– COLD AND DISCOLORED LIMBS, HANDS AND FEET
– CRAMPING
– SYMPTOMS OF OR DIAGNOSIS OF FIBROMYALGIA

GASTRO-INTESTINAL
– THROAT CLEARING, COUGH, DIFFICULTY SWALLOWING, CHOKING
– REFLUX, METALLIC TASTES
– IBS, ACID REFLUX, GERD, GASTRITIS
– PANCREATITIS
– SUDDEN FOOD INTOLERANCE AND
– BOUTS OF DEHYDRATION FOR NO REASON
– LIVER DYSFUNCTION
– GALLBLADDER PROBLEMS
– LEAKY GUT, IBS AND SIBO