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Surrey, Canada

CAn the pocket protector (gortex sleeve used for augumentation) be torn or ripped apart from the tissue during a mammogram?

I went into get a mammogram because I suspected that I had ruptured implants. I have had plenty of mammograms over the years prior without and with implants and although it can be uncomfortable and even painful I have never experienced such excruciating pain as I did when I had it done with the pocket protector. To the point of crying and the nurse/tech was so apologetic and felt so bad. It felt like my tissue was being ripped apart from the pocket protector and I have progressively been loosing sensation in my nipples ever since.

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Miami, FL
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August 27, 2010 3:46 AM

It is possible but very unlikely. Seek in person opinions. (more)
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