The World Health Organization (WHO) is now urging women with PIP breast implants to discuss any safety concerns with their doctor.
The implants, manufactured by the now defunct Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), were also sold under the trade name of M-Implants. They were filled with industrial grade silicone. About 300,000 women in 65 countries may have these potentially-toxic breast implants.
“Persons with PIP or M-Implant prostheses should consult their doctor or surgeon if they suspect rupture, have pain or inflammation or any other concerns,” according to WHO. “Affected persons and physicians should take note of their national health authority recommendations and act accordingly.”
Different countries have differing policies on what women who received these implants should do now. WHO lists the specific recommendations by country on their website.
Source: WHO Global Alert and Response