3 years since last CDI. Should I chance a breast augmentation??

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Ygy
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3 years since last CDI. Should I chance a breast augmentation??

Postby Ygy » Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:50 pm

What are your opinions on getting a breast augmentation after having 3 separate cdiff infections? Last infection was 3 years ago in may 2018

My history :

1. Age 26 in November 2012 was my 1st cdiff infection while pregnant with 1st child. Healed with 10 day vanco. **No problems but triggered mental illness /OCD/ anxiety/ germs phobia.**
2. Age 31 in august 2017 was my 2nd cdi after taking Macrobid for UTI. Also was pregnant with 3rd child. Had atypical symptoms so cdiff was untreated for over a month.10 day course of vanco didn’t work. 6 weeks of vanco but not improving. Dificid healed me. But PI-IBS persisted.
3. Age 32 in May 2018- 3rd CDI happened a few days after csection for my 3rd baby. Only took one dose of IV vanc. But GI doc thinks I got it from hospital stay. 10 day Dificid healed me. Bad PI- IBS persisted

Age 33- had to take antibiotic for UTI but took 10 days DIFICID with it. DID NOT get a cdi. Although had a few IBS flares that were scares. But I have tested negative many times.

Now I’m 35 and it’s been 3 years since my last CDI, I still have IBS flares but I’m otherwise healthy and fit. Life is normal again..

I want to have a breast augmentation. Between breastfeeding 3 kids and 20 lb weight loss on my already slender frame (due to cdiff. but I’ve since gained back and I’m at a healthy weight.) I’ve lost most of my breast tissue.

The plastic surgeon said it is an outpatient procedure at their own surgical center- not a hospital and he will use IV vancomycin and will order me Dificid as prevention again.

Has anyone had a positive experience with outpatient procedure? My other concern is possibly having to take colace/ laxatives bc of anesthesia and pain meds may constipate me. Can stool softeners activate cdiff? I know laxatives can trigger cdiff.

I’ve emailed my GI and ID to ask their professional advice. I know this isn’t a medical site.
But I’d like some opinions of those who have had an experience with cdiff themselves. Any opinions??

I really want this BA done but I don’t want to regret it and send my life into a tailspin if I were to get cdiff again. I’m wondering if the benefits outweigh the risks.

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Re: 3 years since last CDI. Should I chance a breast augmentation??

Postby Bobbie » Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:10 pm

Don’t do it.

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Re: 3 years since last CDI. Should I chance a breast augmentation??

Postby Ygy » Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:02 pm

Thank you for your input! Bobbie have you had a bad experience with an outpatient procedure?

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Re: 3 years since last CDI. Should I chance a breast augmentation??

Postby beth22 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:48 pm

Personally, I would only do a surgery that was necessary, not elective.


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