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RIVM receives less reports about side effects implants

Last year, 162 people complained about the consequences of the implants that they have received evidence from the national Institute for public Health and the Environment (RIVM). That is less than last year, when a special hotline of the RIMV 264 notifications came in.

A clear explanation for the decrease is the result of the RIVM, except that in July 2017 a lot of publicity for the launch of the hotline was.

The majority of reports (64 percent) went last year, as in 2017, reports of complaints by a breast implant. In total got the RIVM reports on more than eight hundred different side effects of implants inside.

Fatigue and joint pain are the most frequently mentioned. Also, people think that they are less independent. It comes with the implants not only to breast prostheses, but also to, for example, bekkenbodemmatjes, heupprotheses, pacemakers, and koperspiraaltjes.

The relatively large number of reports about breast implants, according to the RIVM for a part by the media attention, and surveys, which have been around health problems and breast implants.

The youngest patient from whom an update came in, was 22 years. The oldest was 84, according to the RIVM.

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