Jul 01, 2010 - 10:46 am
Has any one had a blood clot caused by their port? I was never told to look for an infection or signs of a clot. I woke up one morning with a vein bulging in my neck. I could also see veins spreading out from the port. I googled port and infection, and thought it could be a clot. I went to the doctor, had an ultrasound and they found a clot in the jugular vein. I am now on coumadin and every day and for 8 days giving myself a shot of Arixtra. I think this has scared me more than the cancer and treatment itself.