The single woman underwent surgery to be fitted with the implants, manufactured by French company Poly Implant Prostheses (PIP), five years ago.
The French authorities are offering to remove the implants for 30,000 women, saying the plastic used in the devices should never have been used and has been linked to causing cancer.
“I am so worried about this,” said the woman, who works in a professional position.
“Most people who know me now don’t know I’ve had them done and it is not exactly something you can talk to everyone about. I am worried now because I am reading so many different views about this.
“The French are saying they should be removed but the Irish authorities are holding back. I’m worried now about getting cancer.
“I wish I had never done it in the first place.”
The Irish Medicines Board said it had been monitoring the situation since March last year.
“The IMB advised the implanting hospitals and clinics to identify women who have been implanted with PIP silicone gel implants after January 1st, 2001, and to contact them to advise them of the issue and reassure them that there is no current evidence of health risks associated with the implants,” it said.
“The IMB have continued to liaise with colleagues in Europe and the implanting hospitals and clinics affected by this issue to ensure that the relevant patients are made aware of this issue.”
The board recommended that patients who were concerned about the implants should consult their surgeon.
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